It’s only once a year, so you need to get the most out of your annual pledge campaign, right? The Episcopal Network for Stewardship shares some tips that will help your church get the results your congregation needs.
To do stewardship well, churches have to focus on it more than just a couple weeks in the fall. The United Methodist Church offers a comprehensive 12-month strategy from Herb Mather. Check it out and start planning! (Photo by Grublee, via Bigstockphoto.com)
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.
Wondering how to approach a stewardship campaign in the era of COVID-19? Ken Sloane of the United Methodist Church offers ideas that affirm the importance of the church’s ongoing mission while being sensitive to economic loss, attentive to people’s experiences and stories, and grateful for all gifts. (Photo: www.inkmedia.eu, Creative Commons)
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, […]
Here’s a great way to lift up stewardship in your congregation during Lent. Check out 40acts 2017 “Romans 12 – A Living Sacrifice” and examine what it means to give your best: when it’s hard, when it hurts, with excellence. You’ll find Bible studies, small group resources, prayers, worship ideas, resources for youth, and more.
Because the church has always funded its ministry through small gifts from a large number of people, crowdfunding is not too much of a stretch for congregations. Crowdfunding has gained a respectable status among the many ways to fund new ventures, whether business-related or charitable. Crowdfunding presents a clear opportunity for church-related giving to expand its focus, audience, vision, and reach. (Read more in this free download!) (Photo: James Cridland, Creative Commons)
Here’s a pretty sweet assortment of materials to get a congregation going in a stewardship program – from pledge cards to brochures. The Evangelical Covenant Church has put this together for its congregations, but this starter kit could provide wonderful inspiration and helpful guidance for any church to develop its own program.
Here’s a free, seven-part curriculum for leaders who want to plumb the depths of their congregation’s financial soul.
Worried that “stewardship season” is fast approaching and you don’t know what to do? Here’s an annual appeal that Faith Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, is sharing with everyone. Access everything from letters to members to brochures that you can customize for your own congregation. (Photo by HolgerE, used under Creative Commons license. Thanks!)