The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers resources to help congregations grow in their understanding and implementation of a life of stewardship. Click here to access that information.
StewardCAST is the monthly newsletter from LCMS Stewardship Ministry. Click here to view archived newsletters.
Download the free ebook PDF Stewardship Under the Cross: Stewardship for the Confessional Lutheran Parish by Rev. Heath Curtis, coordinator of LCMS Stewardship Ministry. (An ebook reader is not required.)
The LCMS Stewardship Ministry A-Z resource collection includes items helpful for every pastor and stewardship committee member to consider. Click here to view the resources. We recommend that all congregations click here regularly to check for bulletin sentences and newsletter articles that address stewardship topics.
LCEF’s Consecrated Stewards program offers a full-congregation approach tostewardship education. Designed to energize your members in their ongoing giving, the program is not tied to the church budget but rather to your members’ desire to give. Click here for more information.
New Resource Available: 12 Months of Congregational Stewardship Resource Kit
The 12 Months of Congregational Stewardship kit is a collection of monthly stewardship resources (newsletter articles, bulletin announcements, etc.) that congregations can use to teach and equip members about managing the resources of time, talents, and treasure that God graciously gives them. All Nebraska District LCMS congregations are encouraged to make use of these resources.
*Please note that this resource has not been through LCMS doctrinal review. The Stewardship Committee recommends the materials with this caveat.
About the author: Ron Chewning owns and operates Stewardship Advisors, Inc., which provides year-round stewardship education resources for churches. Prior to starting Stewardship Advisors in 1997, he worked as a stock broker and branch manager within the brokerage industry. Ron has written two books: Becoming Money Wise and Life at its Best: Living Wisely in an Unwise World. In addition, he has written several stewardship emphases, many Bible studies, and year-round education material. Thousands of churches have used his material. He is currently the chairperson of the Michigan District Stewardship Committee. He and his wife Phyllis are members of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Michigan.
**This material is to be used exclusively by congregations of the Nebraska District LCMS. If you are not part of a Nebraska District LCMS congregation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on accessing this material.
LWML Stewardship Resource: Blessings of Giving Stewardship Devotion Series
Author Rev. John Heckmann reflects on the Biblical principles of stewardship and the shares the priceless blessings to be reaped from Christ-centered giving. You loved it published monthly in Treasured News! Now we are offering these devotions in booklet format as free PDF downloads for your group or personal devotion time. The booklets are formatted to print on legal paper, using the “booklet” print utility on your printer. Great as hand outs for stewardship series, or teen study materials, too!
- 4 Stewardship Tips for the Next Generation
- 5 Images of the Giving Christian
- 5 Stewardship Principles
- 8 “T”s of Stewardship
LWML Weekly Stewardship Meditations
The LWML has a number of stewardship resources available. We encourage congregations and groups to visit their page Weekly Stewardship Meditations for a short weekly reflection based on a Bible verse. https://www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations These meditations can be shared in newsletters, bulletins, or through social media.
Nebraska District Building Together Stewardship Bible Studies and Sermon Notes
As part of our Building Together. In Christ. For Mission. capital campaign, District President Richard Snow developed a series of sermon notes and Bible studies on the topic of stewardship. Please note that while they have our campaign logo on them, they are not specific to the campaign itself. Instead, they focus on the different types of giving and why we give.
Stewardship Sermon Series (notes for pastors)
Stewardship Bible Study Series
Thinking About Stewardship Bible Study Series
To assist your congregation in developing a culture of stewardship, the Nebraska District has produced a Bible study presented by Dr. Joel Biermann titled, Thinking About Stewardship. You may download PDFs of the study guide and view videos here on our website by following this link. Videos may be shown directly via our website, or downloaded from Vimeo by following the links below each video.
For more information on this study, including access to DVDs of this study, contact Kim Hofer at email@example.com.