Fundamentals of Renewal/Vitality
By David Sprang
Reflections on 7 plans for strategic renewal/vitality. Download full article.
7 Creative Models for Community Ministry
By Joy Skjegstad
A practical guide for church leaders seeking to engage their congregations with the community, offering step-by-step instructions on 7 ways to structure transformational community ministry. Joy Skjegstad outlines processes for learning about the neighborhood, assessing gifts and passions within the church, and finding a good fit between congregation and community. Download here
The Fully-Funded Ministry Field Guide
By RSI Stewardship
This is a new resource that combines experience with the latest trends in church giving to provide practical tips, ideas, and strategies to increase operational giving. It aims to help you develop a plan to exceed your annual budge and fund your vision for mission this year. Download here
Campaign For The ELCA Grants
The ELCA’s Always Being Made New has closed its first year by hitting the goal of $45 million. Over the remaining 4 years the goal is to raise $198 million. As the funds come in, grant programs are being produced.