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. Godís
generosity of grace and mercy invites us into a living response
of joyous generosity in all facets our lives. Stewardship is all
about relationship - our relationship with God, our relationship
with each other.
The church in all its expressions and the church's role in leading us to
worship and to serve the one true God in the face of society's faith in
The gifts of time, talent, and money as actions of worshipping and
The giftedness that God gives us and that we use.
We support the Northeastern Iowa Synod to be a model of faithful
stewards with the gifts they have been given.
Plan and manage Project Macedonia for the synod for the next two years.
Brainstorm for synodical stewardship consultation.
Review current congregational stewardship resources.
Synod Council Liaison
each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as
good stewards of God's varied grace.Ē
(1 Peter 4:10)
Mission Support Strategy
What Happens to My Dollar
Bulletin insert about what congregational Mission Support does
within the synod and around the world.
These biannual publications feature the ministries of the
Northeastern Iowa Synod and how congregations and individuals
can support them.
The ELCA offers numerous stewardship resources that
congregations can use in worship services, devotions,
newsletters, and more. Resources include the "Stewardship Now"
on-line newsletter, "Sermon Starters," a planning guide, stories
of faith, and other free downloads.
ELCA Stewardship Resources
Rev. Mark Anderson, assistant to the Bishop, is available to
consult with congregations about their stewardship programs and
to serve as a guest preacher.
Read his "Money in the Plate" articles every Tuesday at the
Northeastern Iowa Synod's blog,
God's Work, Our Blog.
Contact Mark at 319-352-1414 or send an
Stewardship Bible Studies
The following Bible Studies offer a Bible verse, related message
and discussion questions, all themed around stewardship and mission.
These resources can be reprinted for use in Bible studies, church
council meetings, stewardship committee projects, Stewardship Sunday
education, and more.
God's Amazing Trust
The Widow of Faith
An Expression of Faith
Prodigal Son/Prodigal Father
Faithful Stewards of Abundance
Matter of Heart