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Happening  Happening
  • Author: Dean Wigstrom is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silverton, CO.
  • Updated: 06/23/2008
  • Copyright: Dean Wigstrom

This is a quiz that helps participants to evaluate how Christ is Lord in their lives.

Dean used it at worship as part of the sermon.  He had one of the Deacons share in the sermon how the quiz made her think again about relying on and trusting God.  A very important aspect of stewardship.

Dean hopes that the quiz will stir thinking and prayer in people about their stewardship of life and the treasures we receive from God, ie. grace, love, forgiveness,as well as the abundance of physical blessings we have.

The objectives is to encourage people to grow in their stewardship of life.

Although the results will not be known, it has stirred thinking.

Happening  Happening
  • Author: Jerry Hoffman former interim Senior Pastor at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN.
  • Updated: 06/23/2008
  • Copyright: Jerry Hoffman

Every week during the offetory, children place their offering in a glass globe.

A video tape of the children will prepare adults on how they too can joyfully place "Intention to Give" cards into a large heart during a processional offering.

Happening  Happening
  • Author: Rev. David Hoffman Senior Pastor at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447.
  • Updated: 06/17/2008
  • Copyright: Rev. David Hoffman, Senior Pastor at St.Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447.

An example of weekly ministry that let the people know their gifts of time, talent and money make a difference.  

For more information and illustrations click on Your Gifts Make a Difference

Happening  Happening
  • Author: Julie Allen is President of Catalyst for Sustainable Change.  She has over 20 years of experience as a trainer, consultant and coach.   P:763-577-1708
  • Updated: 06/17/2008
  • Copyright: Julie Allen, President of Catalyst for Sustainable Change, has over 20 years of experience as a trainer, consultant and coach in the areas of organization development, change management and performance improvement. Julie's passion is to assist individuals, teams and organizations to achieve dramatic performance improvements and results in areas that seem outside the realm of possibility by enhancing leadership, communication and relationship capabilities.

This is an outline of a workshop presentation by Julie Allen, designed to facilitate and support the writing of a personal whole life faith mission statement.

Happening  Happening
  • Author: Margaret D. McGee is the author of Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal's Return, and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Port Townsend, Wash.
  • Updated: 05/14/2008
  • Copyright: Margaret D. McGee

Have you ever found a gift that was so perfect for someone that you couldn't wait to give it to them? Now contrast that with a gift you've given out of a sense of obligation.

It's a little like what a woman named Edythe experiences in the stewardship skits that follow. Each year, as she considers her annual pledge to her church, a visitor arrives on her doorstep and changes Edythe's approach to stewardship. After three years, she realizes that her gift is not an obligation but is an expression of love.


Adam CopelandAdam Copeland serves as director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders.

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