The October edition of your free monthly “Stewardship Toolkit” is now available, with weekly Sunday bulletin blurbs based on the Lectionary, an original newsletter article and links to resources — all to aid your stewardship communication and ministry. This month’s theme: “Wants, needs and the path to contentment.” (Photo: Ken, Creative Commons)
Now is the time to introduce legacy giving to your congregation. Options like Charitable Remainder Unitrusts (CRUTs) afford homeowners a great way to both multiply assets and make a generous legacy gift to the church. Check out this article from the Episcopal Church Foundation and begin educating congregants about this and other planned giving options. (Photo: […]
Perfect for a fall campaign in Year C, here is Embrace Generosity is complete stewardship emphasis guide for your congregation — an RCL-based five-week program of study, sermons, worship guides, handouts and more. Click here for an Word copy that will enable you to cut and paste for your own needs. (Photo: Gayle Nicholson, […]
Your monthly “Stewardship Toolbox” is here, with weekly Sunday bulletin blurbs based on the Lectionary, an original newsletter article and links to resources — all to aid your stewardship communication and ministry. This month’s theme: “Stewardship of your intelligence and gifts.” (Photo: Per Erik Strandberg, Creative Commons)
Because fall is the biggest giving time for many congregations, it’s a great idea to launch your fall stewardship efforts with a bang! Still working on your plans? Here are some ideas to get you going from ChurchMarketingSucks. (Photo: Matt Biddulph, license CC BY-SA 2.0 )
Use our monthly Toolbox to keep your congregation thinking about stewardship with a free original newsletter article, weekly Sunday bulletin “Stewardship Snippets” and links to dig into a stewardship theme. This month: “Deceived by ‘the lie of more!’” (Photo: © f9photos – Fotolia.com)
The United Church of Christ has compiled a comprehensive guide for starting a planned giving ministry. Includes sections devoted to escongregational endowments, wills emphasis, how life-income gifts work, and more. The quintessential Planned Giving resource!
“We need to create opportunities to give that enable us to appreciate our shared humanity,” says social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn. Research shows that giving to others does make us happier, but it matters how we help. Learn more by watching Dunn’s TED Talk and reimagine how you, too, can be a more joyful giver. (Photo: Kregg Steppe, Creative Commons)
Because July is the month of Independence Day, the July Toolbox theme is “Stewardship of our Civic Freedoms.” You’ll find a Word file with newsletter article, RCL-based bulletin “stewardship snippets,” and web links to resources to help your congregation celebrate the theme. All for free.
Airline pilots always go through their checklist before takeoff to make sure all systems are go. Here is a preflight checklist for your capital campaign to help give your project the best chances of success. From Kristine Miller of Horizons Stewardship. (Photo by Gynane via BigStockPhoto)