Concordia's Department of Advancement and the LCMS Foundation have teamed up for a one-day seminar to encourage leaders to align the opportunities and assets of mission and ministry with trustworthiness.


Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to explore & initiate a plan for your congregation. Bring your Team!


Registration closes October 23. Click here or on the button to the right to register. Contact with questions.


Theme One- Develop Member Confidence with Leaders, Vision, and Charitable Gift Planning Support

  • MEMBER CONFIDENCE is developed by increasing familiarity and perspective. This conversation will provide the Biblical, cultural and economic facts and benefits that will encourage stewards. Identify motivations that impact charitable decision-making which also help people in their personal planning. Position your ministry to build confidence in long-term funding management.

Theme Two- Building Trust in Communicating Your Mission's Vision and Missional Practice

  • BUILDING TRUST happens more intentionally when leaders understand how to serve people and partner with LCMS experts. Discover how your congregation can initiate and sustain charitable donor services. Learn how the LCMS Foundation’s ‘Lifetime Plan for Giving’ program stewards members with pastoral care. Discover what a Gift Planning Counselor does and what can your congregation do to support a Leadership Team to build readiness and organizational planning. Identify what patterns are effective and how to adapt these for your ministry, as members establish their own giving plans to support today’s and tomorrow’s generations.

Theme Three- Engaging People: Lifetime planning for Intentional Charitable Living and Giving

  • ENGAGING PEOPLE will be planned in this interactive session. We will work together to start the conversation by informing people through literature and presentations that moves them to personal contact with a trusted guide. Discover how a trusted charitable guide who represents your congregation’s mission makes a difference.


These speakers from the LCMS Foundation will facilitate this conversation to help your congregation move the needle towards vitality and jubilee for disciples:

  • Rev. Philip Krupinski
  • Craig Toerpe
  • Philip Meinzen
Also, hear from these speakers about their vision to serve your congregation:

  • Rev. Dr. Roy Peterson, President of the Concordia University Foundation
  • Dave Miskimen, Executive Director at Living Word Lutheran
  • Paul Gnan, Executive Director at Sheboygan Lutheran High School