Stories of Faith in Action features images and stories of people whose lives have been touched by ministries of the ELCA. This resource shows how your regular congregational offering, shared with your synod and the churchwide organization, is changing lives.
Stories from the global church told by ELCA missionaries and Young Adults in Global Mission. Available as downloadable newsletters or bulletin inserts at www.ELCA.org/handinhand. Request 1-10 free copies at 800-638-3522 or RIS@elca.org. Order 11-2000 free copies at this site. Free shipping and handling.
During the four-week emphasis, this stewardship resource will help the congregation to discuss both storytelling and giving as grateful responses to the grace that comes from God. The focus includes "What if a Child Shares", "Tithing Flows from the Heart", "Blessed to be a Blessing", "Consecration Liturgy: Gathering-A River of Life", "Invitation to Give letter", and "Dedication Sunday."
The foundational biblical texts for this resource are: "All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you" (Deuteronomy 16:17) and "All tithes from the land, whether the seed from the ground or the fruit from the tree, are the Lord's; they are holy to the Lord" (Leviticus 27:30).
Estos colgantes son para las visitas a hogares. Contiene de un lado una cruz con gr¿ficos coloridos que representa a la iglesia. Al otro lado, contiene el Padrenuestro impreso con una invitacion a su iglesia y espacio en blanco para aadir su informacion congregacional. Paquetes de 100.
To be used for door-to-door visits in your community. A colorful cross with art representing the church is on the front; the back contains the Lord's Prayer with an invitation to your congregation's activities. Space is provided for your congregational stamp and customization.
Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 100.
Is the current economic situation moving you to look more closely at simplicity and generosity? Are you looking for ways to teach children, youth and young adults about being good stewards? Did the financial response method you used last year yield diminishing returns? If so, this new on-line resource is designed for you.
This creative and practical resource begins by looking at God's abundant blessings, faces the truth that simplicity and generosity are not easy, invites each person look beyond oneself to make a difference in the world, and helps one determine how to care for God's gift of enough.
From congregational, small group and household learning events to children and youth activities, "Make It Simple" provides tools to engage all age groups. A series of nine compelling video segments reveal the personal witness of Christians trying to live simply, be generous and serve God. These are based on Bible studies and conversations about real life situations.
For congregations looking to improve the effectiveness of their ask, three different response methods are offered: Commitment Sunday, Congregational Meal and Small Group Gatherings. Each includes an introduction, leadership roles, calendar, sample materials and suggestions for using the video clips.
When you order this item you will receive 2 DVD-ROMs: One contains the entire resource (for computers), and one enables the videos to be played and projected from a DVD player.
This 50-page resource includes a leader guide and participant materials for use in a faith-based small group context: adult or older youth Sunday school, Christian Education classes, women's circles, men's groups, congregational "Green Team," or in a retreat setting. Members of any Christian denomination would be able to use it, with only slight modification (if desired) to incorporate materials from their own faith tradition.
A new stewardship response program written specifically with small membership and mid-size congregations in mind. The four-week program contains everything needed to conduct a biblically based effective stewardship program in your congregation. "Walk with Jesus" is well-organized, straight-forward and easy to use.
Materials are provided both in a booklet and on a CD. Included are a bulletin insert, letter and worship talk guide for three consecutive weeks. The materials for each week focus on the theme for the week: walk, listen, or give. Commitment Sunday materials, including an estimate of giving card, and extensive follow-up helps are also provided. Materials on the CD are Microsoft Word files that are customizable for the congregation's specific needs.
Este manual describe seis m todos para el desarrollo de un Programa de Compromiso Financiero en congregaciones. Un recurso para lideres con responsabilidades en la administracion de recursos financieros.
This manual outlines six financial response models that can be used by ELCA Latino congregations. An easy-to-follow guide for stewardship leaders.
An asset way of thinking and behaving helps God's people move past problems and toward opportunities.
Needs don't disappear in asset-based planning. They're just not the place to start, nor the place to get stuck.
This approach helps people name their assets. Then they can begin to know and value themselves better.
What is a "field book"?
A resource to help you understand what you encounter on your journey as a congregational leader.
This book is divided into two parts: a background section that provides scriptural and philosophical foundations for an asset-based approach, and a how-to section that gives specific helps for decisions and actions you might take.
Each two-page reading presents a single concept about asset thinking and planning. Together the readings reveal the terrain you'll encounter as you take an asset-based approach to congregational life.
Making a planned gift is a powerful way to express your compassion and
values. Your planned gift becomes a witness to your faith in Jesus Christ. With
this brochure learn how you can make a planned gift to support any Women of the
ELCA ministry about which you are passionate.