We serve congregations by
- Loaning funds for construction and remodeling
- Offering attractive interest rates on deposits
We serve individuals by
- Offering estate planning
- Offering charitable contribution services
We serve the synod by
- Providing financial management
- Providing financial reporting
Thank you for giving to the CLB and we pray that you will continue to contribute to our ministries. The CLB would have little reason to exist without the ministry of your church. Let us know how we can partner with you and walk alongside you in your ministry.
* Please Note: The books remained open until mid-May, allowing congregations enough time to send in contributions that they received during the last week of April (the end of the fiscal year).
How do we talk about stewardship? The subject starts with the grace of God. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. – Titus 2:11-12
Grace: God’s undeserved favor. God loving us even though we don’t deserve his love. God forgiving us even though we don’t deserve forgiveness. God giving to us eternal life when we deserve only eternal judgment.
But such free grace has a costly price-tag. Even though God’s grace is free to us, it was costly to God. God gave his Son. God’s Son suffered the shame and poverty of the cross to make us rich in grace. God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense. Grace.
Above everything else, God’s grace teaches us to give freely. We never give in order to obligate God to bless us. We don’t even give to fulfill our obligations to God. We give freely just as we have received.
From the CLB identity pamphlet series:
“We Teach…The Grace of Giving – Stewardship”
by Dr. David Veum