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Showers of Blessings

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  • Author: Stewardship Leaders at Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Updated: 05/25/2005
  • Copyright: North West Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

"What can we do to motivate members about their response to God's blessings?"


"What can we do to motivate members about their response to God's blessings?"

This was the question that the Stewardship Board at Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire pondered at the beginning of the year.

Retired Pastor Wallace Hunstad said, "The blueprint for a good stewardship emphasis in any congregation is to be found in the ambitious, resourceful, cooperative, willingness on the part of members of its Stewardship Board. At Grace Lutheran Church, the chemistry was there in abundance."

Working with Senior Pastor Rolf Nestingen, the Board decided that the key to receiving a better return is to be found in a better proclamation of God's abundant blessings. And with that focus, the stewardship thrust Showers of BIessings was born.

A large, clear glass "blessing bowl" appeared in the sanctuary, and parishioners were asked to jot down blessing experiences and drop them in. With a bursting bowl of hundreds of blessings, parishioners were then asked to draw one out as they left the worship service.

A parish newspaper article followed up the blessing bowl idea by reminding readers, God is able to provide you with every
blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything you may share abundantly in every good work. - II Corinthians 9:8.

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