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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‘Stewardship Basics’ Bible study begins with the Creator

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

From creation, human beings were tasked with the stewardship of all that the Lord God made. But this stewardship was not left to the will and whim of man.

Instead, being created in the image of God, the steward is to reflect the owner’s will in every aspect of his or her stewardship.

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Bulletin, newsletter info

More Than Giving Stewarship Conference

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

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StewardCAST Newsletter

LCMS StewardCAST Newsletter

StewardCAST is a monthly e-newsletter with stewardship resources for individuals and congregations. Subscribe online by choosing the “Stewardship” category and selecting StewardCAST.

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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.


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 in 1950.

The Rev. Nathan Meador, assistant coordinator of the LCMS Stewardship Ministry, says the resource has timeless advice despite being written more than 60 years ago.


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.”



Rev. Heath Curtis, Coordinator

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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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Recent Stories & Articles

Stewardship Ministry – LCMS News & Information
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LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Article – December 2017
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LCMS Stewardship: October 2017 StewardCAST newsletter
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