Resources

WEB SITES

BENEVOLENCE CHARTS

A chart showing how Benevolence money is used by the Synod and by the National Church pdf

Benevolence-Chart-ABT – 2014

GOD WANTS YOUR CAR KEYS

A rich young man ran up to Jesus and wanted to put in an application to be a follower of Christ. He asked “What do I need to do to have eternal life?” See what Jesus answers in words from Ed Kruse. pdf

The STORY OF STUFF

  • The Story of Stuff www.storyofstuff.com is being used in classrooms all across the country and around the world. The website features a compelling message about the impact our production and consumption patterns are having on the planet and on each other. Along with “The Story of Stuff” there is also “The Story of Bottled Water”, “The Story of Cap & Trade” and soon to come, “The Story of Electronics.These are important stories for all ages. Use it for adult discussion, youth projects etc. Teaching tools are available on this site.

“GOOD SOIL” Program

PRE AUTHORIZED GIVING

  • PAR — (Pre Authorized Remittance) is administered by the Department of Stewardship Services, United Church of Canada. They have developed considerable expertise and have offered this service to congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada for many years. For information – pd for contact Ms Shirley Welch, The United Church of Canada, Department of Stewardship Services, Telephone: (416) 231-7680 ext. 4121, email: swelch@united-church.ca
  • POP — (Preauthorized Offering Program) is administered by Faith Life Financial, formerly Lutheran Life. For information and application forms for congregational members – pdf For information and application for the church –pdf

TIME AND TALENT FORM

This form may help when preparing a Time and Talent form for your congregation. Use as is, delete and/or add to suit your particular congregation. pdf

BOOKS

  • Generous People
    by Eugene Grimm
    (Available from Synod Office)
    Easy to read, conversational writing style, appendix with such topics as “Checklist for Vital Stewardship,” “Preparing a Vision for Ministry” etc. (Available from Synod office – $15)
  • Creating a Climate Forgiving
    by Donald W. Joiner
    A fresh, comprehensive strategy for helping churches recognize stewardship as an exciting spiritual journey in response to God’s call. (Available to borrow from Synod office)
  • The Faithful Steward
    by Michael O’Hurley-Pitts
    A forthright and critical review of the assumptions and practices of secular philanthropy as these have been adopted and applied by the Christian Church. (Available from Synod office )
  • Creating a Climate Forgiving
    by Donald W. Joiner
    A fresh, comprehensive strategy for helping churches recognize stewardship as an exciting spiritual journey in response to God’s call. (Available to borrow from Synod office)
  • Money Isn’t (Is) Everything
    by Herb Miller
    Money isn’t everything, or is it? The way we use or misuse money is a spiritual matter that affects both the quality of our life and the quality of our relationship to God. (ISBN 0-88177-132-5 to purchase)
  • Stepping Stones of the Steward
    by Ronald E. Vallet
    Taking the images of journey and steward as metaphors of the Christian’s live, and using several of Jesus’ parables as a springboard, Ronald Vallet explores various dimensions of Christian stewardship – which involves a lot more than pledgte drives and fund-raisers. (Available to borrow from Synod office)
  • Stewards in the Kingdom
    by R. Scott Rodin
    Too often we think stewardship concerns only the money we give to the church. But in the image of the steward, the Bible offers a perspective on our entire relationship with God. (Available to borrow from Synod office)
  • Your Child and Money
    by Larry Burkett
    A family activity book. Parents have much to teach, kids have much to learn. How can we make the time in our busyness. Teach your children in the middle of life. (Available to borrow from Synod office)