What is stewardship?
Let’s start by identifying what stewardship is not. Stewardship is not a program, not a fall campaign for the budget, not a one-shot learning experience. Stewardship is “everything I do after I say I believe.” Congregations have long equated stewardship with only money. It does begin there, but it must continue on.
“ … you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
What is mission support?
Mission support is the money you place in the offering plate that is shared with your synod and the churchwide organization for ELCA ministries beyond your congregation. When we work together as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we are doing God’s work in ways that no individual or none of the 10,549 congregations can do alone. By sharing our time, talents, and possessions generously, God’s Spirit inspires others to give generously! Your Mission Support dollars support the whole church.
2013 mission support intent
What is your plan for mission support in fiscal year 2013 (February 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014)? Please let us know by filling out this form and mailing it back to us.
If you have questions regarding Mission Support, contact Terri Endres, DM, director of stewardship and development at 612-230-3307.