Cultivating Generous Congregations


The South Dakota and Eastern North Dakota Synods invite you and your ministry team to participate in a three-part seminar experience that will enrich the way you and your congregation approach generosity and giving. “Cultivating Generous Congregations” (CGC) is an interactive seminar of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. CGC demonstrates how pastors, deacons and ministry leaders can energize congregational generosity. CGC uses interactive segments with participants to explore topics like generosity in context, the congregation’s theology of money, the importance of fiscal transparency, and donor care. Action steps within the training are designed to deepen the exploration and experience of generosity for both laity and rostered leaders. One of those “action steps” is introduction and training on an exceptional “annual campaign” entitled, “Because of God’s Great Mercy.” This effective annual campaign, designed by Charles “Chick” Lane, author of books including the popular, “Ask. Thank. Tell,” is part of the “cycle of giving” taught in CGC!

Registration Instructions

  1. Space is limited to 20 congregations.
  2. Please register under your respective synod.
  3. Credit Card Payment is required to complete your registration.
  4. Primary contact information is required for each congregation. Please list your shipping address to send materials.
  5. Each congregation will receive 4 workbooks with their registration. If you would like more, please select “additional workbooks” for $50 each.

If you have any questions about Cultivating Generous Congregations please visit with your synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission:

  • South Dakota: Rev. Jonathan Steiner (
  • Eastern North Dakota: Rev. Jessica Daum (

Technical issues while registering? Contact Sawyer Vanden Heuvel in the SD Synod office at 605-274-5035 or email

  • Cultivating Generous Congregations
    9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Cultivating Generous Congregations
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cultivating Generous Congregations
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cultivating Generous Congregations
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Details Price Qty
South Dakota Synod Congregationshow details + $650.00 (USD)  / bundle  Expired
Eastern North Dakota Synod Congregationshow details + $650.00 (USD)  / bundle  Expired
Additional Workbooksshow details + $50.00 (USD)   Expired
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