A tax law that makes it easy to give? A way for you to experience tax savings and benefit the church you love? Yes! If you are 70 ½ or older, and have a traditional IRA, giving directly to your congregation or to your SW MN Synod from that IRA can provide tax advantages for […]
The ELCA Foundation is excited to welcome Rev. Keith Pearson as the Regional Gift Planner for Northwestern and Southwestern Minnesota Synods. Rev. Pearson most recently served at Peace Lutheran in New London, MN. Keith will serve ELCA congregations and ministries in developing policies and practices to equip these ministries to promote and accept asset-based and […]
Mission support is the term used to describe that percentage of the tithes and offerings your congregation shares beyond your local ministry site. The mission support you send is invested here in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod and globally through our ELCA because we live out God’s vision and mission. Thank you! Your mission support makes […]
Thank you for your generosity. Your gifts that make this and many other forms of ministry possible! Please download and share with your congregation.
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 […]