It's been said that congregational vitality is often linked with the financial health of a congregation.  


Are the financial practices and behaviors in your congregation healthy? Optimized? Useful even? Is your congregation in a period of transition? Or has it just been a really long time since anyone thought through things? Do your givers have confidence in your financial practices?
Now might be the time to join our synod for a Zoom event to learn about the free ELCA Resourceful Servants Congregational Financial Assessment. Through this tool and website, your congregation can help grow its benefactors’ confidence by proactively engaging in a review of its financial systems relative to best practices and healthy behaviors. By using best practices, your congregation signals to donors that your congregation is worthy of donations and conveys that accountability, transparency, professionalism, and impact are serious considerations. 
Steve Oelschlager from the ELCA will facilitate our webinar on Monday, February 22 at 1pm ET / 12Noon CT or Thursday, February 25 at 7pm ET / 6pm CT.

Register here and join us!

Please contact Karen Boda at if you have questions.

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Also linked to congregational vitality is understanding best practices regarding the rental of your building space, grants, and strategic planning.  And so...we invite you to take part in this upcoming webinar: "Space Rental, Grants, and Strategic Planning" on Sunday, February 28, 4-5:30pm EST / 3-4:30pm CST.

Click the image below to register


We look forward to you joining us for one or BOTH of these great opportunities!


In Christ, your Southeastern Synod Staff



ELCA-Southeastern Synod

Physical Address and address for UPS and FedEx
c/o St. John's Lutheran Church
1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 400
Decatur, GA 30031

Phone: 404-589-1977
Fax: 404-521-1980