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.
The Will and Trust Workbook: a helpful guide for planning your estate. Designed to be a planning resource for you as you prepare for a meeting with your legal advisor. While not a legal document, it is a tool to help you prepare and plan for the distribution of your assets. Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5.
Important Notes About My Estate: a helpful guide for my family and friends. Designed to help you capture the details of your estate plan assets, funeral plans and location of important documents. This guide will assist you in helping your family and friends at an important time. (A Will and Trust Workbook is also available.) Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5.
How to Create a Mission Endowment Fund — a guide for congregations
This resource provides a systematic approach to establishing a mission endowment fund for your congregation. This flexible guide can be used by congregations considering an endowment and by endowment committees looking for guidelines. Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of five.
This book is a gem for pastors and lay leaders looking for a general overview of stewardship practice and theology! It is written in a 17-step format for pastors and lay leaders to build a solid commitment among their members to financially support their church. Includes a bonus section on the theology of stewardship that can help leaders and members discover lives of meaning and purpose.
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.
Giving is a mark of discipleship. It is one of the seven faith practices highlighted in the ELCA Call to Discipleship.Giving is part of daily life. Participants will search out biblical understandings of giving by exploring stories of givers and their gifts.They ask what acts of giving mean to the givers, the recipients, and the whole human community.Givers soon recognize that giving really flows from receiving. The first session of this study explores the giving/receiving dynamic. In the second session givers who do not count the cost of giving are highlighted.We will speak of behaviors that go beyond calculation.The third session examines some common stumbling blocks to giving. Just as faithfulness is good in and of itself, so is generosity. The final session explores the spiritual power of generosity.
Este recurso es para congregaciones que desean establecer un énfasis ministerial que se enfoca en los dones de miembros. Esta guía presenta una introducción, trasfondo y sugerencias para desarrollar este énfasis.
Gifts of Grace: Action Guide for Congregations
This action guide is for congregations wanting to learn more about an asset-based approach to stewardship. This easy-to-read 140-page guide includes theological background, case studies and how-tos for congregational leaders, all directed toward an asset-based approach to congregational life.