Free Educational Resources

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

  • 2019 Thrivent Wall Calendar

    Each year, Thrivent creates a beautiful wall calendar containing photos submitted by our members. This year, we've expanded that to include not only photos, but words as well. Whether it's a glorious sunset you've photographed or a piece of art you've created or writing you've done to reflect on gifts from God – we want to see it!

    Learn how your photos and reflections could be in the 2019 Thrivent member wall calendar. Submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2018.

    Submit an entry

    Pre-order your free calendar today! Calendars will be printed in early November and shipped by year-end. We will mail yours to the address we have on record. If you would like it mailed to a different address, you will need to call us at 800-847-4836 instead of using the online order form. When you call, say "Fraternal" when prompted.

  • 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