Congregational stewardship begins with a healthy understanding of gratitude and generosity. We have first received and therefore we give. Developing a culture of gratitude and generosity is the focus for growing stewards in many congregations. Through the study of Scripture, we develop a trust in God’s abundance and strive to be faithful disciples and stewards. The formation of these stewards is a lifelong journey, and one in which we accompany each other.

We faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. Although some think of stewardship as only a financial response to God’s love, stewardship encompasses so much more than money. It is about how we use all that God has entrusted to our care — our time, our talents and our treasures — to love God and our neighbors, both inside and outside of the church walls and our homes.

We invite you to look through the following resources. Use them as tools to cultivate a culture of abundance and generosity.

Every quarter, our ELCA Stewardship staff provide news and inspiration on good stewardship practices, books and resources. Check out the Summer 2019 edition!