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 […]
I really appreciated colleague, Rob Blezard, who shared this article on “Gratitude” As he says below, “Gratitude holds the key to thankfulness, happiness and contentment.” As you finish 2017 and look ahead to 2018 I hope you know how I appreciate Rob, but also you, as someone who lives “gratitude.” Rev. Larry Strenge, Director for […]
The synod invites you to think about, pray about, and consider contributing financially the the Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative in a way that fits your capacity and passion. MAX = Give directly to the SW MN Synod’s Funding Initiative for minimal processing fees. GIVE NOW! Two of our synod deans gave […]
If you have not lifted up this strategy to your farmers you will want to. There are significant tax advantages for receiving gifts of grain. Here is a link that explains the rules that must be followed from the Indiana School of Philanthropy.
Post by Bishop Jon V. Anderson, Gifts small and large will make a difference in the lives of people and congregations. Today we want to highlight two gifts a congregation has given. We give thanks for two gifts from Our Savior’s at Montevideo. They gave earlier from a donor and then waited to give the […]
This newsletter is provided as a resource from the SW MN Synod to Endowment Boards and Pastors of Congregations with Endowed Funds Our ELCA’s Southwestern Minnesota Synod is working hard to address economic challenges of congregations and rostered leaders (pastors and deacons) because of generous funds we have received from the Lilly Endowment to address […]