Respond with Stewardship
stew·ard·ship noun [ˈstü-ərdˈship]
- a. stewardship is careful and responsible management of the money, property, and resources that God has entrusted us.
- b. stewardship is providing for the ministries that God has entrusted to our care.
Women of the ELCA encourages and equips women to consider their responsibility and capacity for stewardship. We create educational resources about giving and managing money, including devotions, Bible studies, and program materials for individuals and small groups.
Donate online to support the ministries of Women of the ELCA. Learn about Regular Offerings, Thankofferings,
Katie’s Fund, and more in the 2014-2015 Stewardship Guide. And, share the monthly stewardship devotion with the women in your congregation.
Below are stewardship resources that can help you understand the broad definition of giving.
Kitchen Table Philanthropy
Friday, May 15, 2015
Do you discuss your beliefs and values around giving together as a family? Have you ever asked your children if there are places or causes they would like the family to make a commitment to? This short resource has ideas to help you start talking about giving with your family. It includes conversation starters, questions for personal reflection and ideas on how to make giving a regular part of your children's lives.
All About Thankofferings
Friday, May 15, 2015
This program will help you better understand the history and significance of Women of the ELCA’s Thankoffering tradition. Did you know that the concept of Thankoffering celebrations dates back more than 100 years and beyond Lutherans? Thankofferings show gratitude for God’s blessings and give us an important and tangible way to express that gratitude. It is a tradition grounded in our celebration of community, of meeting together to joyfully give thanks for what God has given us.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
We continue our focus on women’s health in all its many facets. If we look at our complete and total health holistically, doesn’t it make sense to include financial health? When we consider health in mind, body, and spirit, do we ponder how financial health and giving are integral to our wellbeing? Grace-Full Living can be used in its entirety all at once or divided over a longer period of time. It is divided into three parts of about 60 minutes each. Use in a congregational setting, as a conference event, or as a workshop.