Our theme for this year’s Stewardship campaign fits our mission. “Discipleship is Stewardship.”
Our way of life in Christ – our lives of discipleship – are offered to the world each day in the way we steward our lives and share our gifts.
Our discipleship/stewardship at First Lutheran Church is lived out through the ways we support ministries with our time and resources. It is further offered to the world in the many ways we disciple throughout the week. Our program will encourage and stimulate the faithful stewardship of our gifts in all of these ways.
Every Sunday in September, members of the congregation will offer brief stories describing how they live out their faith at church and how they disciple in the world. We will hear examples of God transforming our community through us each day.
Please go to our stewardship web page to complete your Financial Commitment Card and your Discipleship Plan for 2020. Completing this task online saves our staff many hours of data entry. If you prefer, you may submit the forms we include with the mailing.
Our congregation’s 10 year financial plan includes modest growth. To meet our congregation’s projected ministry needs we invite everyone to consider a 2% increase in their financial gift for 2020.
We also encourage everyone to grow their discipleship/stewardship beyond First Lutheran. The stories of ministry going on every day in our community will inspire us to serve Christ throughout the week. Discipleship is stewardship. Join us as we faithfully steward our gifts and share our lives for the sake of the world.
We thank our Stewardship Committee for their leadership in this campaign: Brian Kamler, chair, Tyler Mainquist, Theresa and Mike Brohimer, Jeff and Mary Bielenberg, Byron and Eunice Fischer and Mark Wemhoff. We are grateful for the ways they have stewarded their gifts with us.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.