Giving Magazine is an annual magazine published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC). Many of the synod’s congregations have found it to be a useful tool in helping to grow joyful stewards through teaching, inspiration and invitation. The 2016 issue revolves around the theme, “Live Simply” and is based on 1 Timothy 6:18-19 where God’s people are encouraged to “take hold of the life that really is life.” In many of our congregations, aligning lifestyle decisions with the faith we profess is the cutting edge of stewardship ministry.
The articles and resources in Giving Magazine – including an annual stewardship response program – are intended for rostered leaders, lay leaders and people in the pew. The ELCA makes this publication available as a PDF that can be downloaded at:http://www.elca.org/Resources/Stewardship
While you are on the Stewardship Resources page of the web site, check out the other ways that the ELCA supports congregational stewardship ministry.
If you have any questions about how to use Giving Magazine in your congregation, please contact Pastor Mike Bennethum (firstname.lastname@example.org).