Stewardship for all Seasons2019-03-18T10:20:59-04:00
  • Stewardship for all Seasons

Many congregations in our synod have already participated in a program called Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) led by the Rev. Mike Ward. Results have been very robust both in terms of new giving as well as transitioning culture from scarcity to abundance. Might you consider this for your congregation? Congregations that participate in SAS have seen on average at least a 15% increase in pledges over the previous year.

THESE AMOUNTS HAVE CHANGED:
While the cost of the program is $3,550 (which includes manuals, graphic design, and consultant), the synod provides a $1,000 grant to each congregation through the generosity of the synod’s Lifeline Fund, bringing the cost down to $2,550.

The next cohort will begin May, 2019.

Would you like to learn more?

Pastor Mike Ward and our Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM), the Rev. Danielle DeNise, will be offering a webinar orientation about SAS in early Spring. Watch this page and synod communications for the details.

Mission Support Stories

Pull up a chair!

“The kingdom of God is a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table,” Rachel Held Evans wrote, “not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry, and because there’s always room for more.” Held Evans, a 37-year-old best-selling Christian author, tragically died this spring after initially being hospitalized for the flu. The table seemed to be a theme throughout Held Evans’ writing. She was always quick to note that we are not the ones to set the table or prepare the feast. It’s already been given. We simply are invited to pull up a chair and dig in. (more…)