January 26, 2017

Generosity Stories Contest – Win $500

GivingTree copy The Synod Stewardship Team is asking you to tell us how generosity has brought positive change to your congregation through its Generosity Stories Video Contest. Short (two-minute) videos will have an opportunity to win a $500 grant for your congregation to hold a stewardship event or a free consultation from the stewardship team. Deadline is...

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January 6, 2017

Stewardship: From Fear to Faithfulness

SEPA Equipping Join the Upper Bucks Conference for a learning event on 21st Century stewardship on Saturday, Jan. 28, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Perkasie (Keller’s Church). The Keynote will be “Finding the Key to Giving Generously,” by the Rev. Dr. Richard Stewart, retired LTSP professor. Workshops include Luther & Stewardship, Stewardship...

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October 13, 2016

Stewardship Tip: 10-10-80 Principle

GivingTree copy The 10-10-80 Principle of money management has been lifted up in different contexts over the years.  The principle itself is pretty basic.  It encourages each disciple to prayerfully embrace an approach to their incomes around these three percentages: 10% is offered to the work of God’s kingdom in the world through the church and other...

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August 20, 2016

Stewardship 101 and 102

Slide1 Learn best practices for planning and executing a stewardship campaign and developing a culture of generosity in your congregation at a FREE workshop on Saturday, Aug. 20, 8:30 am to noon, at Christ Community Lutheran Church, Upper Darby. Please register by calling 610.352.1610. Presenters are Dr. Richard Stewart and Rev. Larry Smoose. Sponsored by the...

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November 12, 2014

2014 Bishop’s Convocation – Generations of Generosity

GenGenPromoImage1 Full Card For the first time in history, six generations are living and worshipping in our congregations simultaneously. To thrive congregations must find ways to relate to all of these cohorts, even though they respond to very different approaches to faith formation and institutional support. Join us at the 2014 Bishop’s Convocation as we explore the connection...

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June 11, 2014

Convocation Explores Generosity, Generations

Heart_Lightstock_350 For the first time in history, six generations are living and worshipping in our congregations simultaneously. To thrive congregations must find ways to relate to all of these cohorts, even though they respond to very different approaches to faith formation and institutional support. Join us at the 2014 Bishop’s Convocation as we explore the connection...

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May 10, 2014

Ministry Partner: Stewardship Resource Team

2014AssemblyLogo3 color “It’s all about modeling” said Rev. Larry Smoose, team leader for the Synod’s Stewardship Resource Team.  To grow mission-minded stewards of finances, time, and talent, said Rev. Smoose, it’s important that congregational leaders – and congregations themselves – model what it means to be good stewards.  For example, if the goal is tithing, the congregation...

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January 29, 2014

Consider Your Congregation’s Mission Support

weareelca   Gifts through Mission Support are a primary way that congregations live into their interdependence with the Synod and the ELCA. Congregations are encouraged to prayerfully consider their Mission Support response and to use the form posted online to indicate their 2014 intent to the Synod Office as soon as possible.   The following letter...

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For more information about Synod programs and communications, or for help with communications issues in your congregation, contact:
Bob Fisher
Assistant to the Bishop for Communication and Mission Interpretation
267.323.3743
rfisher@sepa.org

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