Every Congregation Can Participate - Every Year

3E Stewardship has 3 programs available to Rocky Mountain Synod congregations of all sizes, locations and situations.  These programs provide effective training and materials to carry out fruitful, broad-range stewardship programs that enliven a culture of generosity.

"SAS is more than just a program for stewardship.  It has been a blessing to our congregation and changed not just the way we view giving but a start to how we talk about money and more importantly, the ministries it can enable.  Please keep it going in RMS!" ~ Tom Berardinelli, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  1. Building a Culture of Generosity (BCG) is an online 6 session introduction to begin your culture-changing journey and run a fall appeal.
    It is designed for those congregations that have not yet participated in Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) or may be thinking about SAS in the future.
  2. Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) is a year-round training and one-on-one consultation to teach congregations how to design and carry out their own stewardship program year after year. Expected results include participants learning how to do year-round, ongoing stewardship ministry resulting in more money for ministry; a deepened commitment to mission; more energized stewards; and a growing culture of generosity in the DNA of congregations. Congregations are encouraged to continue SAS for second year strengthening generosity-culture building and diving deeper into how to be effective as a congregation in your fundraising efforts.
  3. SAS Refresher is an 8 session online boost for past SAS congregations to continue the journey.
    There is much to learn in SAS. The Refresher helps congregations continue the path away from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance. All congregations who have participated in a previous SAS cohort are invited to bring in new congregational leaders and refresh stewardship teams with important learnings on governance, gratitude, volunteerism, spirituality and strategic planning. 

For information about any of these 3E Stewardship programs or to participate in future ones, contact Deb Elstad, 3E Associate Director for Stewardship at: deb.elstad@gmail.com




"SAS is more than just a program for stewardship. It has been a blessing to our congregation and changed not just the way we view giving but a start to how we talk about money and more importantly, the ministries it can enable. Please keep it going in RMS!" Tom Bernardinelli, St. Lukes, Albuquerque

“I expected that this program would help us put together a stewardship appeal but WOW! It has certainly exceeded my expectations in terms of the response we've been getting from folks in our community! Thank you for your work on the 3E Team and helping to make these resources available to congregations like ours! It has made a huge difference for us.” ~ Pr. Asher O'Callaghan, Highlands Lutheran, Denver, CO


GSB Fundraising, 3E's stewardship partner, has a passion for philanthropy – the art of giving and asking for gifts. They are in the business of creating lasting relationships with organizations whose missions depend on creating a sense of stewardship among its members. Read more about Stewardship for All Seasons

3E Core Value
We work from abundance
. From the opening chapters of Genesis depicting a flourishing, fruitful creation, to Jesus’ mission articulated in the Gospel of John: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly,” God promises an abundance of gifts for the life of the world.