Stewardship and Congregational Services

Staff Contact Person: Rev. Dr. Dean F. Rothchild

The Board for Congregational Services (BCS) exists to provide resources, assistance and encouragement to the congregations of Iowa District East. The BCS was designed to combine several committees and to streamline under one board the various functions including the areas of Communication, Parish Education, Stewardship Education and Human Care.


  • IDE Today, official publication of the District is published 4 times a year
  • Website development and training
  • Training for parish secretaries

Parish Education

  • Work with Vacation Bible School
  • Resources for Sunday School
  • Confirmation materials
  • Bible study materials
  • Fostering positive attitudes toward continuing education among congregations and professional workers
  • District videotape and DVD library

Stewardship Education

  • Congregational stewardship emphasis
  • Resources in the area of stewardship
  • Serve as a resource for materials and other assistance as requested

Human Care

  • Parish Nursing program helps
  • Disaster response training, offered through Synod in St. Louis
  • World Relief helps and resources