Demographic reports in this special December “Journal of Lutheran Mission” explain the main reasons behind the decline and offer suggestions for reversing the trend.
Are we asking – even expecting – an increasing number of people to use the financial equivalent of a rotary-dial phone in an era of smartphones and chip-enabled debit cards?
When donors get nervous about the future of the economy or changing societal norms, donated resources decline overall.
Those of us serving the Synod’s corporate headquarters, especially those within Mission Advancement, are bound by God’s Word — in passages like Phil. 4:8 — and by this code as we work alongside anyone who has or is considering making a charitable investment in our Synod’s work.
Donors are “stewards” of God’s material blessings and a vital partner in the ministry responsibilities handed to us by the Synod at-large. You have rights as a donor, and I’d like to share a few things the LCMS is morally and ethically obligated to do for you.
The LCMS equips pastors, directors of Christian outreach, directors of Christian outreach, school teachers and others to support the parent’s task of raising up a child in the way God wants that child to go.
In his quest to reach Mexicans far from the border, Missionary-at-Large and Vicar David Blas shares his faith throughout Sheboygan County, Wis.
The Feb. 12-13 meeting of the LCMS Board for National Mission includes reports on Millennials and steady declines in Synod membership.
Stewardship Under the Cross: Stewardship for the Confessional Lutheran Parish was written by the Rev. Heath Curtis, the coordinator of LCMS Stewardship Ministry.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recommends using these Bible Stewardship Principles in guiding education and appeal efforts in Synod congregations, entities, agencies and auxiliaries.
We are beginning to overtly encourage God’s people to consider giving an annual unrestricted (undesignated) donation to the LCMS. I’ve been told that I’m off my rocker for even thinking about doing this. So, why do it?
More than 160 participants from 24 states attend the Synod’s National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
Building partnerships — and building friendships — is so vitally important to our team because Mission Advancement is not about getting money. It is very much about working with and alongside God’s stewards all over the United States.
God help us. He does, and He will. End times? Yes, indeed. “God is faithful,” as the apostle says (1 Cor. 1:9). And this faith in Christ is “a living, busy, active, mighty thing.”