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Stewardship. MNO Synod Convention Report 2008. “I came that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 Love, Jesus. As followers of the One who gave this promise, we are called to STEWARDSHIP of this good news. What does this mean?. A MODERN DAY PARABLE.

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Stewardship

Stewardship

MNO Synod Convention Report 2008


Stewardship

“I came that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

Love, Jesus


Stewardship

As followers of the One who gave this promise, we are called to STEWARDSHIP of this good news.

What does this mean?


A modern day parable
A MODERN DAY PARABLE to STEWARDSHIP of this good news.

Once there was a church where the people took the offering back home with them.

First, they collected and brought it to the altar.

After they asked God to bless it, they put it back in their pockets.


Stewardship

They mixed it up with all the other money they had, so that they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

All week they spent as though each piece was blessed, and was to be used lovingly.


What is stewardship
WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP? they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

  • It’s seeing our whole life (our time, our skills, our money) as blessed and to be used lovingly

  • It’s everything we do after we say “I believe”

  • It’s partnering with God to be a blessing to our world


Stewardship resources in our synod
STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Bible Studies


Stewardship resources in our synod1
STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

  • Congregational Stewardship Programs


Stewardship resources in our synod2
STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Articles for your Newsletters

www.mnosynod.com


Stewardship seminars in our synod
STEWARDSHIP SEMINARS IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

“Turning the Church Right Side Up”

May 24-26, 2007 with Dr. Bill Avery


Stewardship resources in our synod3
STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Powerpoint presentation available on the MNO website


What do we hope for their future
What do we hope for their future? they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.


Our earth
Our Earth they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Oil Spills

Clear cutting

Smog


Environmental stewardship
Environmental Stewardship they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

  • God calls us to be caretakers, not owners of the Earth

  • How are we called to respond as individuals and as a congregation?

  • What can we do to reduce our negative impact on creation?


Environmental stewardship resources in our synod
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

  • Synod Committee for Church and Society is working on this initiative

  • Stewardship of Creation Resources from our National Church


National stewardship of creation resources
NATIONAL STEWARDSHIP OF CREATION RESOURCES they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Check your packet for the resources from our National Church


Additional stewardship resources in our synod
ADDITIONAL STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES IN OUR SYNOD they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Lutheran Planned Giving Presentations for your congregation

- how do I include the church in my will ?

- estate planning seminars

- the advantages of giving a gift annuity


Why make a planned gift to the church

Why Make a Planned Gift to the Church? they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Personal Reasons

▪ “I’ve always given to the church – why stop?”

▪ To honour the memory of a special person

▪ As an expression of thanks- giving for God’s many blessings

▪ Few other heirs


Institutional reasons

Institutional Reasons they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Why Make a Planned Gift to the Church?

▪ Passion for a particular ministry

▪ Concern for future generations

▪ Belief in the mission


Practical reasons

Practical Reasons they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Why Make a Planned Gift to the Church?

You can’t take it with you.


Inescapable realities

Inescapable Realities they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

What you can do with the wealth you leave behind:

Give it to heirs; OR

Donate it to charity; OR

Let Revenue Canada have it.


The low cost of generosity
The low cost of generosity they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.


Lutheran planned giving

Lutheran Planned Giving they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

Focus

▪ Encouraging and enabling gifts from members

▪ Benefitting all expressions of the church

▸ your congregations

▸ Synods

▸ ELCIC (including Global Hunger)

▸ Institutions

 Lutheran Theological Seminary, Camps, ELW, etc.


Questions need assistance
QUESTIONS? they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t. NEED ASSISTANCE?

Rev. Larry Ulrich

Assistant to the Bishop

204.889.3760

lulrich@elcic.ca


Mark your calendars
MARK YOUR CALENDARS they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

FALL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE November 14-15, 2008

Who should definitely plan to come?

- rostered leaders

- existing stewardship committee

*** YOUR 2009 STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE


Thank you
THANK YOU they couldn’t tell what was blessed and what wasn’t.

  • For your partnership in the MNO Synod Ministries and in the ELCIC nationally, sharing your time, your skills, and your benevolence dollars

    TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER

    AND TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE