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These documents below consist of an original newsletter article and RCL-based “stewardship snippets” that can be cut and paste into congregation publications. It also has web resources to explore the theme set out in the newsletter articles. Thank you to Rev. Robert Blezard for his work! June – Develop a heart of generosity July – […]
This month’s theme: Stewardship of community Created by Rev. Rob Blezard Copyright © 2019, Rev. Robert Blezard. Reprinted by permission. Pastor Blezard works as content editor for www.stewardshipoflife.org and serves as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod and. He blogs at www.thestewardshipguy.com.
Pr. Larry Strenge, SW MN Synod Director for Evangelical Mission, opens the ELCA StewardCast this month with his talk about stewardship in smaller membership congregations. His presentation is about 17 minutes long. It could be used at council, stewardship or even for a sermon time in the days ahead. Check it out! Another great resource – ELCA […]
Endowment Fund Congregational Mission Grants for 2020 Endowment Fund Mission Statement Empower and support the congregations of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA enabling growth in Christian faith and service to God’s people. Focus of the 2020 grant program The Southwestern Minnesota Synod Endowment Fund grant program for 2020 is looking for projects in […]
+ Rev. Larry Strenge Director for Evangelical Mission, SW MN Synod, ELCA Last week a retired pastor called me seeking advice on how to give a gift to our synod. His desire was to support rural congregations, so I told him about ways that could be done through our Funding Initiative and Advent Appeal. He […]
THEME: Living our Baptism: Stewardship of Our Work Life Introduction by: Rev. Larry Strenge, Director for Evangelical Mission, SW MN Synod, ELCA Toolkit by: Rev. Robert Blezard. Reprinted by permission. Pastor Blezard serves as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod and works as content editor for www.stewardshipoflife.org. I am always pleased to […]
It was a joy to be on hand Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Paynesville Lutheran Church as Jim Schade (pictured) joined with Amy Bigot, our Synod’s Planned Giving coordinator and 15 other leaders to offer advice and tell stories on why and how to build an endowment ministry. “Why isn’t the Church in the […]
Good, thoughtful, consistent communication, education and action will help develop a healthy culture of stewardship and generosity in your congregation. This kit is designed to help get you there! Pr. Larry Strenge, Director for Evangelical Mission, wants to share this great resource by Rev. Rob Blezard, Assistant to the Bishop in the Lower Susquehanna Synod. […]
Rev. Rob Blezard is the Assistant to the Bishop of our ELCA’s Lower Susquehanna Synod (Pennsylvania). Rob has created these “Stewardship Snippets” for congregations to use in bulletin as they practice making stewardship a topic of everyday faith practice. Let me know if you like these resources. I’ll try to make them available as an […]