Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

David Peter

Scripture References in this Resource

2 Corinthians 9:7; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 50:10–11; Psalm 89:11; Genesis 2:7; Psalm 24:1–2; Genesis 2:15; Psalm 8:1–9; Luke 12:42; Luke 16:1–3; 1 Corinthians 4:1–2; 1 Timothy 1:4; 1 Corinthians 9:17; Ephesians 3:2; Colossians 1:24–25; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 1 Peter 4:10; Genesis 3:19; Romans 6:3–4; Romans 3:21–26; Romans 4:5; 2 Corinthians 8:1–2; Philippians 1:3–5; Philippians 4:10–19; 2 Corinthians 8:8-9; Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 8:3–5; Luke 21:1–4; 2 Corinthians 9:12-15; Acts 2:42-47; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; John 21:19–24; Matthew 6:19-21; 24; Malachi 1:6–11; 13–14; Malachi 3:7–12; Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 6:33; Exodus 23:19; Luke 18:18–25; Luke 19:1–10; Luke 15:11–32


Heren, Thomas L. “Congregational Stewardship Following A Capital Campaign.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2019. 170 pp.

This Major Applied Project will examine the effectiveness of the stewardship education process during a recent capital campaign which was held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, IL. The capital campaign was held from May 2013 through April 2016. An assessment of the educational process was made through a variety of means. First, data was collected showing the giving habits of the congregation before, during and after the capital campaign was completed. Second, congregation members that were active members of the congregation for the two years prior to the capital campaign, during the capital campaign and the two years following the capital campaign were surveyed seeking to gather information as to the effectiveness of the capital campaign. There were five giving units chosen for an interview both before and after the Bible study. This information was used to develop a four–week Bible study that was presented on Sunday mornings during the adult education hour. The final step of the project was to complete the interview process with the post-Bible study interviews. Upon completion of the post-Bible study interviews effectiveness of the Bible study was determined. The goal of this Major Applied Project is to build upon the education process of the capital campaign creating a stewardship emphasis program for the future of the congregation.

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