The Northeastern Ohio Synod Stewardship Table in collaboration with the synod resource center have compiled a sample of stewardship-related resources for congregational use. The resource center has approximately 40 resources available for loan plus a variety of documents and articles for supporting generosity and stewardship in the congregation. They include Bible studies, annual giving thematic materials and sample forms. A select number of these items are available for immediate download.
The Spirituality of Giving is an inspirational article.
Several websites provide helpful resources for congregation stewardship leaders:
The ELCA Stewardship page provides an abundance of downloadable resources - educational, promotional plus templates
The Stewardship of Life Institute lists numerous articles and provides a monthly tool kit. Subscribe to receive the free tool kit with preaching helps, monthly news articles, bulletin snippets plus more.
Recent studies and surveys indicate that a significant percentage of individuals are looking for financial management assistance:
Christian blogger Grace Pomeroy weekly shares helpful finance tips. View or sign up for her blog at https://gracepomroy.com/blog
Financial Education Resources can be found at OSU Family and Consumer Science's Money Management page: https://fcs.osu.edu/programs/major-program-areas/healthy-finances/money-management; a local agent may even be available to conduct classes.
For additional or specific recommendations contact resource specialist, Karen Kaufman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeastern Ohio Synod Stewardship Table webinar recording (July 27, 2020): "The ELCA Stewardship Bundle: Three Resources by Pastor Charles Lane."
Longer versions of webinar segments: