To help God's people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of their time, talents, and finances God has entrusted to them.
"We look for ways to connect our parishioners stories to PLC and what is important to them that makes them feel connected. How does their giving (time, talent, monies) help the church in a way that makes others want to give also." - Committee Member
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also"
Larson Family Scholarship
Secondary education scholarships given out once per year to Peace Lutheran Church members.
The scholarship is available to people of any age!
Financial Peace University sessions
Efficient Stewardship (financial experts answering peoples financial questions)
Stewardship conference at Luther Seminary (September)
Develop a plan for your giving and follow through on it.
Establish a pattern and be regular with it.
If your treasure is with Jesus, then your heart will be also. Generosity will be a natural outcome!
4. First-Fruit Giving
Giving to God first and living off the rest of your income.
Give in proportion to the gifts you have received. The tithe, or 10% of your income is the Bible’s teaching of proportional giving.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 – “The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
*from Ask, Thank, Tell by Charles R. Lane
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of WI and Upper Michigan
(Look under the “Housing and Residential Section” to find the financial counseling section.)
This is confidential and can be done long distance.
Telephone: 414-246-2300 or 800-947-3529 in Wisconsin.
Family Means, Stillwater, MN
(Look under the category of “Financial Solutions.” )
Telephone: 651-789-4014 or 800-780-2890
An annual response program is held each year when members of the congregation are asked to consider the blessings God has entrusted to them and how they will respond to those blessings through financial support of the congregation’s ministry. This is generally held in October or November.
Pete Peterson, Diane Lechmann & Maggie Isaacson
Members of the Stewardship Committee welcome your questions.