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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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Death & Taxes

By Rev. Keith Pearson, ELCA Foundation Benjamin Franklin is famously quoted for having written, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It is a somewhat cynical sentiment many of us share. We begrudgingly acknowledge that both are undesirable, but unavoidable.  As Christians we have cause to be a …

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Welcome Rev. Keith

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 …

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Mission support dollars make ministry happen!

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 …

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