September 20, 2017
5 ECF Stewardship Tools
This month we offer five tools to help with your congregation’s annual giving campaign efforts. Please share this digest with your congregation's stewardship or annual giving committee and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers and this monthly digest.
All Saints' Mad-lib Pledge Card shares a template as an opportunity to inject something fun into your pledge campaign and to encourage parishioners to think about what their church community means to them. 2. Pledge Cards Prayer
Does your congregation say a prayer of thanks or blessing over the pledges given to the annual campaign? Pledge Cards Prayer shares an example that you can use or adapt for your congregation.
Stewardship, Tithing, Giving, Annual Pledge shares definitions that can be used in annual campaign materials which are also helpful when discussing the connections, and disconnects, between money and faith.
Scripture to Encourage Giving shares quotes from scripture that might be used for an annual giving theme, part of stewardship campaign materials, or in other ways to offer a reflection on what scripture says about giving.
Narrative Budget Template provides a template so that the budget offers a narrative organized around total resources committed to various ministry threads.Narrative Budget Template provides a template so that the budget offers a narrative organized around total resources committed to various ministry threads.