Free Educational Resources

Our free personal educational resources can provide support, comfort or encouragement to you or a loved one.

  • 2020 Thrivent Member Wall Calendar

    This year's theme is "A lifelong journey." And once again, Thrivent is looking for entries from our members to include in our beautiful, full-sized wall calendar. We need your images and reflections on the journey we're all on to be wise with money and live generously.

    Perhaps you took a trip that transformed your life. Or have a favorite place you return to time and again to help you refocus on God's plan. Maybe you've created a piece of art or written a short essay that reflects on the path you've taken.

    Learn how your photos and reflections could be in the 2020 calendar. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2019.

    Submit an entry

    Pre-order your free calendar today! They'll be printed in September and shipped soon after that. We'll mail yours to the address we have on record. If you would like it mailed to a different address, you can indicate that on the pre-order form.

    Every Thrivent member can order one free calendar. Additional calendars will be available for purchase while supplies last.

    We also have a limited number of 2019 calendars in case you need one! If you would like a 2019 calendar, call us at 800-847-4836 or email us at When you call, say "Fraternal" when prompted.

  • Care Package for Grieving Parents

    If you or someone you know has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn, this special care package was created for you. It includes an adult-sized blanket and Grieving the Child I Never Knew devotional – originating from the personal journey of renowned author Kathe Wunnenberg. Keep the care package for yourself or share it with others to help with healing.

    Order care package

  • Independent Living

    We all want to stay independent as we get older. But the fact is, aging brings challenges. Thrivent Financial members have access to a free online program that helps people maintain their independence.

    • Find detailed information on local service providers that offer alternative living options and qualified caregivers who can help members stay at home longer.
    • Take assessments to get recommendations and personalized plans around concerns you or your loved ones are facing.
    • Access a resource library full of articles, checklists and videos on health, disability, aging and elder care topics.
    • Use the Care Circle to connect with family members and communicate confidentially and securely about care needs.
    • Access a Care Advocate if you or your loved ones need a qualified expert to consult with. (Members pay for the cost of the consultation.)
    • Independent Living FAQs.

    If you're a Thrivent member, you can enroll today and get free online access to independent living resources.

    Enroll now

  • Thrivent Magazine

    Being wise with money isn't something you master overnight – it's a journey. Thrivent magazine can help you along the way. Each quarter, you'll get tips, advice from experts and stories about how members like you are making a difference. Plus, there are articles and features that will inspire, motivate and entertain.

    See latest issue

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    Thrivent magazine is free to all associate and benefit members. If you're not getting a copy and you'd like to, you can become an associate member today. If you're already receiving a paper copy of the magazine and would like to switch to the digital version instead, visit the preference center in MyThrivent. For general questions or story ideas, please contact us.

  • Your Will and Estate Planning Guide

    This guide offers tips to help you collect information needed to have your will created or updated. It includes fillable forms you can complete online.

    Note: To prevent your computer from "freezing" when scrolling through the guide, save the PDF to your desktop first.

    Will and Estate Planning Guide PDF

  • A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance: Help for the Losses in Life

    Find comforting, effective ways to adapt to loss. (Members may borrow a Braille version from the Lutheran Library for the Blind by calling 888-215-2455.)

    Order printed book

  • Step by Step: Your Guide to Making Practical Decisions When a Loved One Dies

    Discover simple guidelines for the difficult tasks that start the moment a loved one dies – from arranging the funeral and handling financial matters to settling the estate.

    Order printed book