Inspire Leadership, Build Discipleship, Grow Stewardship
GCS Stewardship Resources
In the biblical meaning it refers to how we manage all of what God has entrusted to us - our money, our time and talents, our environment. Everything belongs to God. Stewardship conveys a sense of discipleship. How we care for what is God's, use it, and share it are all part of stewardship.
Stewardship is not only about money but this is a good place to begin. As St. Paul says, "The LOVE of money is the root of all evil." Money has power and influence over our hearts. Jesus says, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Stewardship education helps us to understand the spiritual forces at work in our lives.
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Additional Stewardship Resources
The ELCA has many great resources to help your congregation grow as disciples in the area of stewardship. Click here here to learn more!
Desert Southwest Annual Conference - This is Not Your Parents' Offering Plate
Check out this wonderful presentation by Clif Christopher, President, Horizons Stewardship Co. at the Desert Southwest UMC Annual Conference.
The ELCA Foundation encourages life long stewardship in support of all the ministries of the ELCA. Through a nationwide network of regional gift planners, as well as staff in Chicago, we are able to assist individual members, congregations and institutions, in all aspects of charitable estate planning and major gifts. To learn more about the ELCA Foundation, go here.
Mission Investment Fund
The Mission Investment Fund enables congregations and their members, synods and ELCA-related organizations to earn interest on their financial resources while furthering the mission and ministry of the Lutheran church. Go to Mission Investment Fund.