Serving and Loving Our Neighbor
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
How do we respond to God’s call to serve and love our neighbors? We faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. On this page you will find resources for stewardship.
Narrative Spending Plan / Narrative Budget
Narrative spending plans / budgets also generate conversations about generosity and stewardship. They help focus stewardship on the core message of celebrating God’s abundant gifts to us, and every member’s opportunity and joy to celebrate and offer in return their gifts to God.
Stewardship/Generosity – Zoom Recordings
GSB Consultants, Pete Reuss and Paul Marsh, have provided a variety a Zoom Stewardship trainings to Rostered Ministers and Lay Leaders to help congregations support and expand their ministry by reframing their approach to stewardship and generosity. The Zoom recording are available to congregations:
- Rostered Ministers Gathering - Stories of Thanksgiving
- Lay Leaders Gathering - Telling Stories
- Rostered Ministers Gathering - The Vital Role of the Rostered Leader in Inviting Generosity
- Lay Leaders Gathering - Congregations and Generosity
Any questions, or if you would like to learn more about how GSB consultants can help your congregation and other stewardship programming please contact Pr. Troy Pflibsen.
We are church together. From small congregations on the prairie to large congregations in urban centers (and everything in between), we come together as the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.