Stewardship Ministry

Managing the gifts God gives us

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry helps congregations grow in their understanding and implementation of a life of stewardship.

Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of God’s family — the church — in managing life’s resources for His purposes.

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Devotions: ‘Simple Gifts’

Simple Gifts Devotion Series on Stewardship

“Simple Gifts” is a 22-part series of devotions on stewardship. Topics include “Stewards of the gift of peace“ and “Gifts for the generations to come.”

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‘Stewardship Basics’

Stewardship Basics Bible Study

“Stewardship Basics,” an eight-part Bible study from LCMS Stewardship Ministry, is available at no charge to help congregations start a discussion of whole-life stewardship.

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Resources & Services

Manage Time Wisely

The Lord gives each of us 1,440 minutes per day. How are we using that time?

A half-sheet handout, which is suitable to include in worship bulletins, encourages congregational members to spend 1 percent of their time each day in Bible reading and prayer plus 1 percent of their waking hours each week in worship.


Online Giving Pew Cards

The physical act of collecting the gifts and bringing them to the altar has been a part of Christian worship since the time of the apostles.

Now, parishioners who give offerings electronically may participate in the Divine Service by placing a card in the offering plate in lieu of an envelope.

LCMS congregations may print online giving pew cards for members.


Stewardship from A to Z

The A to Z collection of resources includes important items for pastor and stewardship committees. The documents are arranged into four sections to help leaders find content applicable to their unique settings.


Stewardship Under the Cross

Stewardship Under the Cross: Stewardship for the Confessional Lutheran Parish was written by the Rev. Heath Curtis. He shares the “experience and advice of one pastor struggling to remain faithful to God’s Word while leading his parish through a rough financial patch.”

Bulletin, Newsletter Information

Stewardship bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles are available for congregations to feature in church publications. Content is based on the one-year and three-year lectionary.


Financial Peace® U.

“Preview and Review of Financial Peace® University,” written by Rev. Jonathan Conner, has helpful suggestions for Lutheran pastors and lay leaders who want to use FPU in their congregations.


Bible Stewardship Principles

The LCMS recommends using these Bible Stewardship Principles in guiding education and appeal efforts in Synod congregations, entities, agencies and auxiliaries. The principles feature a leader’s guide and are available in four different languages plus three age-appropriate versions.


The Chief Steward

The Chief Steward: A Manual on Pastoral Leadership was written by the Rev. J.E. Herrmann.

The Rev. Nathan Meador, assistant coordinator of the LCMS Stewardship Ministry, says the resource has timeless advice despite being written in 1950.



Making Disciples for Life - Resources

Rev. Heath Curtis



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Ministry Overview

LCMS Stewardship Ministry plans educational opportunities and provides ongoing support for pastors and lay leaders as they implement Christ-centered stewardship plans in their congregations.
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How to Help

The LCMS Office of National Mission works within the borders of the United States to support the programs and resources available to congregations, districts, schools, Recognized Service Organizations and other Lutheran organizations.

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Recent Stories & Articles

Stewardship Ministry – Reporter
LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – June 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:20:52 PM

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: March 2021 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 12:52:50 PM

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – May 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:48:37 PM

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StewardCAST is a monthly newsletter with stewardship resources for individuals and congregations.

To receive newsletters by email, register for a free myLCMS account. Select “StewardCAST” in the “Email Newsletters” section.

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