The Stewardship Resource Database

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Article  Article
  • Author: Valorie Putt rote this paper for a course, Money and the Mission of the Church, while in her second year at Luther Seminary.
  • Updated: 06/02/2010
  • Copyright: Valorie Putt

The author proposes how she as a stewardship leader will lead. Her paper is organized around six themes: 

  • Vision of Vibrant Stewardship Congregation
  • Core Biblical and Theological Perspectives
  • Personal Embodiment 
  • Leadership Initiatives
  • Collaboration
  • 5 Year Stewardship Plan


Article  Article
  • Author: David J. Lose holds The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and serves as  the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching.
  • Updated: 04/06/2010
  • Copyright: dlose@luthersem.edu
    workingpreacher.org [Working Preacher]

The author gives five concrete messages for preachers to consider when preaching in times of crisis.
1. The primary word from the pulpit during any time of crisis is a word of comfort and promise.
2. At the same time, the preacher must be aware that many hearers are, indeed, disoriented, searching, and re-evaluating priorities in light of the current crisis.
3. There is also need and opportunity to turn our attention to the good of our neighbor.
4. The primary task of preaching is to call people to faith by announcing to them the steadfast promise of the God we see most clearly in Christ.
5. Perhaps the single most important thing any of us preachers can do to increase the effectiveness of our preaching is to get out of the church and visit our people where they spend their time -- in their homes, the places they volunteer and recreate, and where they go to school and work.


Article  Article
  • Author:
    David J. Lose holds The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and serves as  the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching.
  • Updated: 04/06/2010
  • Copyright: Dr. David Lose
    www.workingpreacher.org

The author gives reasons why he loves to preach stewardship sermons.
1) It's not about money; it's about values.
2) People want to talk about this stuff!

He then gives concrete suggestions.
1) Preach stewardship throughout the year.
2) Tell people about the difference their stewardship is making.
3) You don't have to do this all alone.
4) Be honest about your concerns.


Article  Article
  • Author: Rev. Erica Kennedy is the Asst. Director Fin. Aid, Interim Dean of Students
  • Updated: 03/09/2010
  • Copyright: The Center for Stewardship Leaders, Luther Seminary.  Feel free to use the resource how you see fit, but please include a citation to the Center for Stewardship Leaders

Stewardship Reflections from Luther's Catechism

This article takes a look at how the commandments come to us to give order and in that order we are offered freedom.  In the same way a budget can helps us to offer the freedom that we might strive for.  That freedom offers us a way to reorient our giving patterns in a way that are God honoring.


Article  Article

The goal in this small study book is to weave together duty, delight and joy with the three articles of faith as we profess them in the Apostles' Creed, and with the three life-long acts of thanksgiving which we traditionally identify as annual giving, special giving, and planned giving.