Vibrant Stewardship Project

Profile: Christ Church Episcopal, Glen Allen, Va.

Christ Church Episcopal is a relatively new worshiping community (born in 1993) located in Glen Allen, Va. It's one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

According to the congregation's profile , its core values are:

  • to know and experience God’s grace, mercy, and love
  • to give thanks to God through engaging worship
  • to be an inviting, welcoming, and nurturing people and place
  • to teach and encourage one another to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ
  • and

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Profile: Ascension Evangelical Lutheran, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Ascension Evangelical Lutheran is an ELCA congregation in Thousand Oaks, Calif. It's one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

According to the congregation's profile , "We are located in the middle of Conejo Valley in Ventura County, just north of Los Angeles, with the blessing of California Lutheran University a few miles away."

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

Discoveries from Listening Process

Discovery #1

  • What: According to our survey, 40% of our

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Profile: Trinity Lutheran, Stillwater, Minn.

Trinity Lutheran Church is an ELCA congregation in Stillwater, Minn. It's one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

According to the congregation's profile   , Trinity is "a community that welcomes you wherever you are in your faith journey."

"Trinity is a congregation intent on making a difference in this world. Our activities, which have increased in intensity over the past five years, include serving both local and global populations. Trinity partners with

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Profile: Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, Wash.

Peace Lutheran is an ELCA congregation in the Hilltop community of Tacoma, Wash. It's one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

According to the congregation's profile , "Peace has been a vital part of this community for over 100 years with a long history of generous and faithful service to the community in which we are planted."

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

Paths of Engagement

Path #2: Getting in Where You Fit In

"Getting in where you fit in" is

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Profile: Light of the World Lutheran, Farmington, Minn.

Light of the World is a new ELCA congregation in suburban St. Paul, Minn. It's one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

According to the congregation's profile , "We have drawn in the young and the poor and those who haven't been part of church before. That means that our church has a few people who are familiar with giving money away, but not many. Yet, we are seeking to become a community that is generous, fearless and joyful with the money that God sends our

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Profile: St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas

St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, is one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

St. Alban's is a "thriving, growing, diverse, and generous parish in spite of considerable limitations." The congregation hosts worship that is casual but reverent, it offers "extraordinary Christian formation opportunities for all ages," and the outreach accomplished by St. Alban's people is "nothing short of amazing."

Here's an excerpt from their profile .

Discoveries

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Profile: Augustana - West Saint Paul, Minn.

Augustana Lutheran Church in West Saint Paul, Minn., is one of nine congregations participating in the Vibrant Stewardship Project.

Augustana is an ELCA congregation "seeking to grow in faith, we proclaim, celebrate and share Jesus Christ with all."

Here's an excerpt from their profile :

Current Practices

Strong emphasis on mission and ministry

Parishioners acknowledge that impactful sermons and hearing testimonies of giving by members are ways that Augustana emphasizes mission and ministry.

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