Category: Stewardship

ELCA Stewardnet Fall 2019

Dear friend in Christ, The possibilities we enjoy in daily life are profoundly affected by the common good that surrounds us. I’m thinking about all the systems, infrastructure, culture, values, etc. that are not for the sole benefit of anyone exclusively but for all of us collectively. Other concepts we might interchange with the common …

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What do “benevolence” and Mission Support mean?

A reflection by Virgil Gibson, an ELCA member from Gettysburg, Po. I’ve been thinking about this lately, and it caused me to look back at my orientation and education as an adult convert to Christianity and Lutheranism. I had an intuitive sense that someone paid to get that Navy chaplain in that place to meet me at …

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Pastoral Letter – September 2016

September 2016 Dear Friends in Christ, God’s rich grace and abundant peace be with you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. As I think about our Northern Illinois Synod, the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:3–4, resonate so strongly with me. Paul says: “I thank my God every time I remember …

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Stewardship and Mission Support Strategy

Approved by Synod Assembly June 18, 2011 Vision Marked with the Cross of Christ, Stewards for Life Theological Principles Our roots of faith begin in baptism and grow through our relationship with God. God blesses us and invites us to become good disciples and good stewards. Being a good steward is a spiritual matter and …

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2017 Mission Support Information

Bishop’s Invitation to Grow 10 in 2017 Dear Friends and Coworkers in Christ, An Invitation to Grow in Generosity and Mission As your congregation begins planning for ministry in 2017, I would like to invite your congregation into prayerful conversation about growing your generosity and gift for Mission Support (benevolence). This year, as we consider giving in …

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