Stewardship Resources

12 Step Stewardship Plan

Power Point program

Best Practices

Elements and Practices for Congregational Stewardship

Consecration Sunday

Complete overview of a stewardship education process, and Guest Leader contact list


Grow One Step Chart

A Revealing Breakdown of Congregations' Giving Patterns


Stewards of God's Love

A year-round guide to stewardship in your congregation


Year-Round Planning Calendar

A year 'round planning calendar for growing stewards in your congregation


Please call the synod office, 608.788.5000, for more information about how the following people could help your congregation with any or all of its stewardship needs:

  • Pastor Libby Howe, Director for Evangelical Mission/Asst. to the Bishop

  • Mark Quade, former ELCA Stewardship Specialist

  • Cindy Berg, Synod Mission Interpreter Corodinator


People Resources


Educational Resources for Download




From Chick Lane (as presented in La Crosse Area Synod, Spring 2010)


Web Resources

  1. ELCA Stewardship Resources  - click various tabs for Leadership, Care for Creation, Lifestyle, Finances, Spiritual Gifts and Steward Net (newsletter)

  2. Stewardship for the 21st Century, by Luther Seminary's Center for Stewardship Leaders

    • On the Center for Stewardship Leaders (CSL) site, at the top, find links for: Articles, Audio/Videos, Bible Studies, Book Reviews, Children's Books, Happenings, Humor, Illustrations, Letters, Links, Magazines, Quotes, Sermons, Stories and Worship Resources

    • Sign up for CSL weekly e-letter

  3. Stewardship blogging database maintained by Gettysburg Seminary - to serve stewardship in the ELCA through its seminaries - 


Parish Publishing

Stewardship programs for your church that are inspiring and easy to use.


Giving to God
Ask, Thank, Tell
Passing the Plate
Faithful Finances 101
NIV Stewardship Study Bible
Ministry and Money
What Do I Own and What Owns Me?
A Child of God
Whose Offering Plate is it?
More Than Money
Creating Congregations

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TITHE.LY - New Tools for Congregations is an ELCA preferred vendor for electronic giving, but now have expanded their product line to offer website services and church management software. See more on as a preferred vendor HERE.

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