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Now Accepting Applications for Congregational Mission Grants! 

The Southwestern Minnesota Synod Endowment Fund wants to partner with you in supporting the mission of the Church in your local community in 2024-2025.   The Endowment Fund Committee is looking for project proposals in the following areas:   Community Outreach  Youth Activities  Special Mission Projects   Addressing Community Food Insecurity  These grants are intended for new initiatives […]

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Congregational Generosity: Honest Realities, Exciting Possibilities

Generosity: Honest realities and exciting possibilities The onset of the pandemic led to a surge in generosity in the United States. That surge has now abated a bit. When coupled with inflation, many congregations feel the pinch. It can be easy to assume that these declines in giving will define the future. Yet congregations have

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ELCA Foundation Partnership

Your partner for increased funding through legacy giving and endowments.    Would an unexpected gift of $200,000 make an impact on your ministry? How about a gift of over $1 million? Would it help if you had an inexhaustible source of ministry funding that simply injected thousands or tens of thousands of dollars into your

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Advent Giving

Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair. Your word alone has pow’r to save us. Make us your living voice. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness. Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered today. -ELW 715 As we near the end of

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Stewardship Zoom Recordings

GSB Fundraising Consultants, Pete Reuss and Paul Marsh, provided Zoom Stewardship Trainings for Rostered Ministers and Lay Leaders on Thursday, August 17th. Click the links below to view the recordings. Rostered Ministers Zoom Recording Stories of Thanksgiving – Energized Congregations are Generous Congregations PowerPoint PDF All Congregation Leaders Zoom Recording Telling Stories – Exciting Congregations

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Building a Culture of Generosity

Need help or support with your fall stewardship campaign? Our partners at GSB Fundraising provide an excellent program called Building a Culture of Generosity. Participating congregations will receive: An easily implemented program designed to stimulate generosity Professionally designed, adaptable materials Letter templates for the stewardship drive Six virtual, live training events with a GSB Consultant

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