Stewardship is everything we do after we say I believe.

This quote of Clarence Stoughton sets forth the primary basis of our stewardship work here in the Northeastern Iowa Synod. The reality is that once one becomes a disciple of Jesus Christ, stewardship is not an option.

Our goal is to support and strengthen congregations and leaders in their life of discipleship, which includes stewardship.

Help grow future leaders in the church

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H. George Anderson Fund for Leaders Endowment

The Northeastern Iowa Synod is committed to growing the number of candidates for parish ministry to fill an anticipated increase in open calls due to retiring pastors. The H. George Anderson Fund for Leaders helps support that commitment by providing scholarships for seminarians from the Northeastern Iowa Synod.

Learn how you and your congregation can support future leaders of the church through this fund.

Visit the H. George Anderson Fund for Leaders Endowment page.

Call 319-352-1414 or email



Excellence in Fund Raising Workshop


Thursday, April 27, 2017
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Waverly, Iowa
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


“How to Teach Generosity through Excellence in Fund Raising”


Congregational leaders are invited to learn financial development and fund-raising strategies at a workshop set for Thursday, April 27, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. This workshop will share basic skills for how to write effective letters, visit with donors, speak to congregation members about estate planning, and receive bequests to the congregation.


Learn when and how to write a great ask letter and thank you letter, presented by members of the Wartburg College Development Office – Denny Haugen, senior major gift officer; Jay Boeding, major gift officer; and Don Meyer, senior gift planner.


Pastor David Assmus, gift consultant with Wartburg Theological Seminary, will present how to make a great ask visit.


Pastor Mark Anderson, assistant to the Bishop, who will share how to communicate mission.


Mike Klinefelter, regional gift planner for the ELCA Foundation, will discuss estate planning and when and who to call at the foundation for assistance.


The event is sponsored by the Northeastern Iowa Synod and the Iowa Chapter of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives. Fund-raising professionals will present on the best practices in their fields.


The workshop is limited to the first 25 people to register and send their checks to the synod office by the April 20 deadline. The cost to attend is a $50 non-refundable advance fee per person; however, those who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and a $100 rebate. Continuing education credits are also available. Lunch is included.


To register, download the registration form or contact the synod office at or 319-352-1414.


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