Faith Lutheran Church

Stewardship is management of that which belongs to another. All that we have, all that we are, belong to God. Our job is to manage the time, resources (money and gifts), relationships, and good creation that God has given to us.


Announcing Faith's 2017 Capital Campaign! We are raising additional funds for sound and visual upgrades, mortgage buy-down, operating reserve and mission grant tithes. Get your capital campaign questions and answers here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you excited about the future of ministry at Faith Lutheran? Do you love telling others about Faith and what your church is doing?

Ministry doesn’t happen on its own—we are all united in our goals of vibrant worship, educational opportunities for all ages, increased leadership from younger generations, and connecting to our community in transformative ways.

Final results of the annual response were as follows:

  • Simply Givers increased from 106 to 162, passing our goal of 159. 

  • 225 commitments. Short of our goal of 315. As we shift from check and envelope giving to electronic giving, we may also need to shift expectations of the number of members who fill out commitment cards vs. electronically modify their giving habits.

  • $661,613 in commitments. Short of our goal of $683,000. There is a portion of Simply Givers who did not turn in commitment cards. This includes a projected $55,000 in annual giving. If we include that in our commitments, we exceeded our goal by $33,613.

Strengthening our Relationship with Jesus  
What does faithful discipleship look like? Is there a job description available? We can divide discipleship into seven different faith practices: Worship, Study, Pray, Invite, Serve, Encourage and Give.
     
 Worship
 
Worship is the practice of “stepping away” from the pattern and press of daily life to intentionally love God.  In doing so, the disciple gains a deeper understanding and experience of the majesty, mercy ... READ MORE

 Study  
The regular study of the Bible and books that help to enliven its message is a key way the disciple practices loving and knowing God.  Study happens privately through personal Bible study ... READ MORE

 Pray  
Prayer is that vital communication with the very source of our lives.  Prayer is an act of Stewardship.  In prayer, we give a portion of God’s gift of time back to Him.  ... READ MORE

 Invite  
Words of witness and acts of genuine hospitality directed toward our friends, relatives and neighbors create the opportunity through which the Holy Spirit brings others into relationship with Jesus and His church... READ MORE

 Serve  
Disciples of Jesus find ways to serve for the sake of others  .... READ MORE

 Encourage  
Encourage others in their faith and pass on faith to future generations... READ MORE

 Give  
It all belongs to God...READ MORE

It's about all of us who claim Christ as our Savior and Lord... A Portrait of a Biblical Giver
 
   
   

Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025, 651-464-3323