Stewardship, Tithing, Giving, Annual Pledge

At the risk of tipping over the kettle of church annual fund raising, I want to offer some definitions that can help us sort out the connections and disconnects between money and faith. If we can become more consistent and clear in the words we use, more straight-forward and honest about what we believe, what we want, and what we need, the church might then be more effective in showing God’s people a way to faithful and abundant giving. (This resource was posted on Episcopal Cafe on October 18, 2013 and is reprinted with permission.)