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

Mission Interpreters 

Learn more about becoming a Mission Interpreter

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.

Download a list of currently available grants.