The Stewardship Resource Database

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Letter  Letter
  • Author: Paul Larsen serves as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minn.
  • Updated: 05/14/2008
  • Copyright: Paul Larsen

People nowadays often fill their schedules so they don't have a minute to spare. But what if your pastor asked you for five minutes -- five minutes a day for 10 days to pray for the church?

Pastor Paul Larsen did just that, asking members of Christ the King Lutheran Church of New Brighton, Minn., to join the "5-10 Club." Club members agreed to spend five minutes a day for 10 days praying that the congregation would move closer to the accomplishment of its mission.

Following is the invitation he sent, which included prayer starters, Bible passages and a heart sticker to place somewhere it will remind them to pray.


Letter  Letter
  • Author: Jim Pape is now retired but was formerly on the Stewardship staff of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
  • Updated: 04/05/2008
  • Copyright: Jim Pape

Looking for a way to encourage giving? Stimulate the economy and also you parish by sending a letter encouraging people to use their 2008 tax rebate as an opportunity to stimulate the well being of the church.


Letter  Letter
  • Author: Stewardship Committee for Incarnation Lutheran Church, North Oaks, MN
  • Updated: 03/20/2008
  • Copyright: Incarnation Lutheran Church, North Oaks, MN
    Rev. Gary Anderson, Senior Pastor

Letter sent to members of the congregation who were unable to be contacted through a relaty system


Letter  Letter
  • Author: Greg Bradshaw, Stewardship-Evangelism Committee Chairperson,
    Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boise, Idaho
  • Updated: 03/20/2008

This is a letter who called the email SAYING THANK YOU a "HORRIBLE article."


Letter  Letter
  • Author: Sara A. Barnaby has her Masters in Leadership from Luther Seminary 2003 and is a Financial Consultant for Churches and Non-profits, Anrias Inc.
  • Updated: 03/20/2008
  • Copyright: Sara Barnaby

This is a letter in response to a recent email Secular Fundraising and Christian Stewardship which included portions from an email by Greg Bradshaw.

Sara believes whether we use the (secular fundraising) techniques or not, church stewardship committees should understand the techniques and how other people use them and why their church will choose to use them or not.

She also states: "I think that there is an underlying hostility to the people in the church who do give a lot of money." 

She agrees that it is very important to say thank you.