Growing Generous Stewards

Presbytery of the James and the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church present a workshop based on the book “Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation.” Author Charles “Chick” Lane, pastor for stewardship and generosity at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, Minnesota, will be our presenter.

About "Ask, Thank, Tell"

Lane believes that too often Stewardship has been kidnapped and is being held hostage by a sinister villain named “Paying the Bills.” He will make the case that:

  • Stewardship really is all about discipleship.
  • Stewardship ministry is centered on three simple verbs – ask, thank, tell.
  • Stewardship leaders should be free to do Stewardship ministry so that God’s people might experience joy in giving generously.

About the author

Rev. Charles Lane

Rev. Chick Lane serves as pastor for Stewardship and Generosity at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Previously, he worked for Luther Seminary's Center for Stewardship Leaders, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA, and as pastor of three congregations, one in Pennsylvania and two in Minnesota.

Registration Options

You have two options to participate: in-person or by simulcast.

  • For those who plan to attend in-person, please select the “Ask, Thank, Tell: In-Person” ticket and make sure to let us know if you have dietary restrictions for lunch.

  • For those planning to attend through the online simulcast, please select the “Ask, Thank, Tell: Simulcast” ticket.  A link to access the event will be emailed to you after registration.

Registration for in-person tickets closes on Monday, March 13.  Registration for the simulcast closes on Thursday, March 21.

There is time built into the schedule from 2 to 3 p.m. for congregational groups to work together on specific ideas for their congregation, so plan to bring a team.  If you are registering more than one person, fill out the “Attendee #1 Info” and then click the “Add Attendee” button at the end of that section to register additional attendees.


8:30 a.m - Registration

9:00 a.m. - Biblical Insights

10:20 a.m. - Ask

11:20 a.m. - Thank

Noon - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Tell

2:00 p.m. - Small group work session


For a printable version, download the Ask, Thank, Tell: Growing Generous Stewardship Preliminary Schedule.

Event details


Saturday, March 23
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Three Chopt Presbyterian Church
9315 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA 23229

Directions and parking information



Registration deadline: March 13


Contact Deborah Rexrode, associate for stewardship, at (434) 996-6032 or by email.