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  • Author: Paul M. Youngdahl is the senior pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • Copyright: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church,
    5025 Knox Ave S,
    Minneapolis, MN 55419-1095

For its annual stewardship campaign, Mount Olivet creates a set of three pledge cards for each parishioner. Each card in the set is a different color and lists the person's name and past pledge information in each of three categories: current and benevolence, Mount Olivet Retreat Center and community concern. Parishioners complete and submit the card, retaining the detachable stub for their records.

Read below for the text of each of the cards.

For more on this stewardship series, click on Mount Olivet Stewardship.

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  • Author: Various Biblical
  • Updated: 12/19/2012

A list of verses of Biblical faith statements that are also mission statements.

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  • Author: Pastor Jeff Sackett, South Santiago Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, MN
  • Updated: 12/19/2012

Mark 12:38-44

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  • Author: Board of Finance, The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minneapolis, MN
  • Updated: 11/22/2009

What do you do when at the end of September you are faced with the reality that the income for the year is falling significantly short of the need?

This congregation's Board of Finance chose to share their faith stories, celebrate significant accomplishments of the congregation while asking the people to respond to the need for their generosity.

They communicated this message through "temple talks" and the brochure that follows.

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  • Author: The Reverend Greg Rickel Vicar, St. James' Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas.
  • Updated: 09/17/2008
  • Copyright: The Reverend Greg Rickel

This is a great illustration and way to think about what you own and what gifts you have been given.