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  • Updated: 07/21/2008

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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  • Author: Robert Wuthnow/b> is a sociologist at Princeton University, where he is the Andlinger Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for the Study of Religion.
  • Updated: 07/12/2008

This is a link to an article summarizes conclusions from a three-year research project on Religion and Economic values.  The results contain insights into our deepest obsession- money.

The fundamental question is: "Why do churches remain reluctant to engage money and faith matters more directly?"

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  • Updated: 07/11/2008

The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is an international organization funded by Christian denominations, churches, related organizations and individuals to promote Christian stewardship in its many forms.

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  • Author: Dan Hotchkiss
  • Updated: 07/09/2008
  • Copyright: Dan Hotchkiss

This article is the question: "How do we decide how much to ask for?

Determining the right "ask" is critical: you don't want it to be so high that it seems frivolous, but it needs to be high enough to fulfil your vision and encourage your members to grow in their giving.

There is a little math involved in finding an "ask" that satisfies these two constraints. My purpose is to offer some simple tools to come up with an "ask" for your congregation."

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  • Updated: 06/28/2008

The Stewardship of Life Institute, founded in 1994, is headquartered at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pa. The Institute's mission is to serve stewardship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through its seminaries.
The Institute carries on the vision and work of its founder and benefactor, the late Arthur L. Larson, who died in 2000.

The executive director of the Stewardship of Life Institute is the Rev. Dr. William Avery, who is also the Arthur L. Larson Professor of Stewardship and Parish Ministry at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.


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

Meet the new director