November 13, 2020

2020 Annual Report Cover Spreads Version

November 13, 2020

2020 Annual Report Cover Pages Version

October 6, 2020

Stewardship Tip: What’s Your Narrative?

The Lake Institute for Faith and Giving had a survey of congregational leaders from across the country, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving in a July 2020 survey of 555 congregations found that congregational giving declined by 4.4 percent on average from February through June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. A plurality...

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July 13, 2020

Will Your Finances Flourish or Diminish?

January 21, 2020

Cultivate a Heart of Love

Generosity logo SEPA Dear friends, If you missed our Stewardship Extravaganza in January, you missed a great event with excellent keynote addresses, an outstanding sermon and wonderful workshops.  But, here is a chance to benefit from that experience.  One of the workshop leaders, Rob Blezard, has a monthly “Toolkit” that provides helpful bulletin inserts, thoughtful newsletter articles and...

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December 3, 2019

Giving Tuesday… And Wednesday…

Generosity logo SEPA Yes, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday,  society has finally gotten to Giving Tuesday.  And, if your mailboxes, email boxes and social media sites are like mine, they have already been inundated with multiple requests from every organization you ever donated to (including church related sites) and many more to whom some...

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September 4, 2019

Crafting a Strategic Stewardship Plan

February 19, 2019

New Online Giving Option for Congregations

CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2019) – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has formed a preferred vendor agreement with Vanco, an eGiving software developer and payment processor serving more than 20,000 churches across the country. The agreement offers Vanco’s GivePlus suite of eGiving solutions to ELCA congregations. The ELCA churchwide organization has sought new working...

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February 7, 2019

Generosity Tip: Hospitality

February 7, 2019

Hospitality: The Warm Heart of Generosity

Generosity logo SEPA ELCA staff member Steve Oelschlager writes in the most recent issue of Stewardnet, “How might our life together regularly teach and encourage people to want to be part of something bigger than themselves, sacrificing self for the benefit of others?” I think the answer has everything to do with creating remarkable cultures in which hospitality...

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February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: It’s About Time

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Testimonies in Worship

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Legacy Gifts

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Bearing Fruit

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Use Coaches Like a Pro

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Lent–An Opportunity to Model Self-Giving

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Giving Thanks

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Practice What We Preach

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Quarterly Reports

February 1, 2019

Generosity Tip: Maximize Your Mission