Stewardship ministry in the Southeastern Iowa Synod is faithfully carried out in congregations.
The Office of Bishop of the Southeastern Iowa Synod seeks to provide encouragement, training, and resources for stewardship leaders in congregations.
This four-week stewardship resource provides information, questions for reflection, worship resources, and more for the weeks of October 3 through October 23 that follow the weekly lectionary. This resource can be used for adult education, finance committees, councils, or the whole congregation.
Do you want your congregation to improve financially? There is are tools and resources to help. Resourceful Servants is a tool and website your congregation can use to help grow the confidence of your members by proactively engaging in a review of your financial systems. Through using best practices, your congregation signals to members that your congregation is worthy of donations and conveys that accountability, transparency, professionalism, and impact of gifts are serious considerations.
Watch a testimonial from Rev. Dan Solomon, Augustana Lutheran Church, Boone, Iowa
- Narrative Budget
- Developing a Congregational Money Autobiography
- StewardNet: News and inspiration for church leaders is a quarterly newsletter published by the ELCA. Download the most recent copy of the newsletter on the ELCA Stewardship Resources page and click on the StewardNet tab.
- On the ELCA Stewardship Resources page you will find resources to assist you in your personal and household stewardship and in your congregation’s stewardship ministry.
- Luther Seminary: “Stewardship for the 21st Century”: https://www.luthersem.edu/
If you have suggestions for a stewardship resource you have found to be helpful, have an inspiring storing to tell, are interested in a resource grant please contact Pr. Erika Uthe at [email protected] or by calling 319-338-1273.