Stewardship is about our care of all of God’s creation.
Stewardship is giving money to the church, right? Yes, if we mean that giving money to support the mission of the church is an important part of stewardship.
But for Christians, stewardship is much more inclusive, and it’s not always about money.
We’re called to be bold, faithful stewards in the places we find ourselves planted—
- our homes
- our communities
- our jobs
- our congregations
and also in faraway places—
- southern Africa
Mount Olive’s stewardship ministry supports the annual budgeted mission of the congregation and emphasizes to members the grace of proportionate giving to God’s work.
Within their means, members and friends of the congregation respond generously to support the work we do together through the general-fund budget and through special appeals for building renovation and restoration, missions, and other purposes.
Our weekly reports also regularly show gifts designated for specific ministries, such as:
- Diaper Depot
- ELCA World Hunger
- Mount Olive’s community meals
- Mount Olive’s crisis fund
- Our Saviour’s Housing
The money we give, as well as the way we use our time and talents, demonstrate this important message: stewardship is about love.
A growing number of members are electing to have their contributions paid from their bank accounts through Simply Giving®, an electronic contributions program.
You may self-enroll or make one-time gifts through Simply Giving three ways:
- Click here for Mount Olive’s Simply Giving form.
- Contact the church office by phone (612-827-5919) or email.
- Aim your smartphone at the QR code on cards in the pew racks.
The Simply Giving Program is operated by Vanco Payment Solutions.