The Stewardship Resource Database

Fish this well-stocked pool for books, videos, articles, web links, stories, sermons, quotations, and much more! Most of these resources are free to copy or download from this site; some you can send away for, or ask permission from the publisher to use.

 

Bible Study  Bible Study
  • Author: Mark Vincent is the Lead Partner, Design for Ministry
  • Updated: 05/16/2014
  • Copyright: THE Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Alban Institute funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

This Seven-Lesson Curriculum offers a new starting point, suggesting that neither method nor resource will make a difference until you begin with your own relationship and beliefs about money, connecting money with faith. The curriculum expands to include congregational economics, connecting the congregation's mission, vision and goals with funding. It provides sound principles for congregational money management.


Happening  Happening
  • Author: Mary Ann Solmonson Mary Ann was a pastor's wife, who remembers seminary days, happenings in congregations, seminary interns and life after the death of her husband.
  • Updated: 07/15/2013
  • Copyright: Mary Ann Solmonson

This is a thanksgiving devotional.

Mary Ann shares stories on how her connection with the Luther Seminary over a span of many years has brought her many blessings. These blessings were made possible by the generosity of people who give.

Mary Ann was a pastors wife remembers seminary days, happenings in congregations, seminary interns and life after the death of her husband.


Childrens Book  Childrens Book
  • Author: Richard H.  Schneider is senior editor for  Guideposts and the author of several books.  The book is illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles.
  • Updated: 07/15/2013
  • ISBN: 0-687-45363-1
  • Copyright: Abingdon Press, Nashville

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect is a story about Small Pine, a perfect tree, which allows itself to be used in service to those in need.

"Even though its kind sacrifices for the animals of the forest have marred the perfection of its shape, Small Pine is selected to be the Christmas tree in the Queen's castle, demonstrating that living for the sake of others makes us most beautiful in the eyes of God."

Readers have written:

"...a moving legend for all ages and a wonderful gift for loved ones"

"...favorite gift to give to friends"

"The illustrations are beautiful, and the message compelling!"


Children of all ages will receive a memorable message. It deserves the five star rating it receives.

--Jerry Hoffman


Sermon  Sermon
  • Author: Rev. Stephen J Cornils is a pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Updated: 07/15/2013
  • Copyright: Stephen Cornils is a pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN.

Hebrews 13: 5-6, 16

Im this sermon, Stephen Cornils ponders what brings contentment.  He states: "We discover the content of contentment when we view the purpose of our lives not as reservoirs for accumulation, but as a channels for the goodness of God."


Sermon  Sermon
  • Author: Don Fultz, St. Paul Area Synod ELCA, companion synod coordinator with Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
  • Updated: 07/15/2013
  • Copyright: Don Fultz

Stories about how people can become backbones to others through their generosity.