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The character we hope for as Christians puts us at odds with the consumeristic way of life.
"These can be discouraging days for farmers," says Steve Hanson's pastor, Don Swenson. While the rest of the economy is booming, many farmers in the congregations Swenson serves --Beavercreek and Trinity Lutheran, Sharon, N.D. -- struggle with low crop prices, yet they pay more for fertilizer and fuel needed to produce that crop.
StewardLife is a site dedicated to a non-monetary approach to living the life of a Christian steward. This site will explore: unknown biblical principles of life management, living life with an awareness of God's grace-gifts, a daily relationship with God and his people, making God's presence real through simple perception exercises. StewardLife will change weekly. Week-by-week the stories, metaphors and exercises will guide you into a new perception of how God blesses you and how those blessings are put to work in your life.
This site is maintained through the Board for Congregational Services, Department of Stewardship Ministry of the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod.
The "Giving Basket" provides an opportunity to make online donations to support Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ministries.
The site provides instruction on how to use the Giving Basket, a list of ELCA ministries accepting contributions, information on giving stock, and links to other giving areas.
The links include Disaster Response, Missionary Sponsorship, World Hunger, Mission Partners, etc.
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Adam Copeland serves as director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders.
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