Being thankful for what you have, rather than craving what you lack, is a pathway to contentment. That’s the theme of November’s Stewardship Toolkit, with a newsletter article and RCL-based snippets for the Sunday bulletin. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
Lots of annual campaigns flop because their underlying ideas are weak and flawed. But you don’t want that to happen to yours, right? Here are some ideas for navigating your campaign into the port of success. From the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Wash.
SOLI’S Stewardship Toolkit offers a free monthly newsletter article, plus weekly RCL-based “snippets” for your Sunday bulletin. October’s toolkit focuses on how God calls us to examine our “harvest” and find sufficiency, contentment, and generosity.
How are you managing your Annual Stewardship Campaign this fall? It’s one of the major program areas of the church that has been impacted by the pandemic. Here some ideas to spark your creativity and planning. From the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Stewardship could be summed up as how we use our God-given gifts to draw closer to God and accomplish Godly purposes. And THAT’s mostly a matter of priorities. That’s the theme of September’s Toolkit, with a free newsletter article and Sunday bulletin blurbs. (Photo: AJ Cann, Creative Commons)
A huge, unrestricted gift may seem like the answer to a prayer for many congregations, but it can actually cause big problems if the groundwork is not prepared in advance. The United Methodist Church explores ways your church can prepare. (© f9photos – Fotolia.com)
Busy-ness often keeps us from living with joy and peace in today’s 24/7/365 world, which is why it’s important to steward wisely our leisure time. This month’s Stewardship Toolkit explores. (Photo: Mke Prosser, Creative Commons)
Difficult times experienced by members and society alike can have a major impact on church finances. Take full advantage of the power of digital communications to increase online giving during crises. The United Methodist Church offers commonsense tips.
Things aren’t all that bad, according to the 2021 Giving USA, released this month. The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving analyses the good, the challenging, and its implications for faith-based organizations. (Photo by iqoncept, via bigstockphoto.com)
God’s breath of life is what makes our bodies more than just 100-plus pounds of water and minerals, so it’s important to be good stewards of our bodies. July’s toolkit explores the idea with a newsletter article and RCL-based stewardship blurbs. (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio, Creative Commons)