More than just raising funds to meet the needs of the parish operating budget, annual stewardship is an opportunity to nurture and grow our faith and spirituality within our Episcopal communities.
Can fundraising be good for your spiritual health? Henri Nouwen thinks so.
By Laurel Johnston
Interviews with ten Latino/Hispanic congregations reveal best practices of stewardship.
By Kate Ferris
Nothing sends people scurrying for the sexton’s closet faster than hearing the footsteps of the stewardship chairperson coming down the hall.
Does your congregation think about and talk about stewardship only during the annual funding campaign? If so, you’re missing year-round opportunities for formation. Not sure how to start? These two tools may help.
Research on nonprofit fundraising suggests that as donor age decreases, the prevalence of the following donor questions increases: (1) Can I give online? and (2) How is my money making a difference?
We hear it all the time: You need to be doing year round stewardship! But how do we engage the topic of money in a way that is fun, engaging and deeply spiritual?
By Angela Emerson
Vestry planning calendars for managing operational aspects of the church efficiently, creating time for prayer, study and planning.
More and more churchgoers want to make their financial contributions online. Does your church website make it easy for them to do so? Please keep in mind that this is an older resource and newer products and services may now …
By David Posterero
Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland Ohio realized that in the economic climate of 2009, their minimalist approach to stewardship was not going to work.
This web conference is designed to address how and why the stewardship efforts of so many congregations produce lackluster results. It will specifically examine the role of messaging and how tone and content can impact annual…
By Beau Surratt
A fun way to connect the missional objectives and activities of our congregation with our parishioners' intentions for annual giving.
Building on how Jesus challenged us to consider proper use of our resources, this webinar will offer a broad overview of the most important aspects of parish finance and will share how your parish can improve in this vital as…
By Doreen Rice
The congregation at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Olathe, Kansas, understands stewardship to be both holistic and organic. They've built their stewardship plan around what they see as a recipe for spiritual growth....
By Celeste Ventura
That idea of legacy as the way we live, not simply the things we leave, is fundamental to our Christian understanding of generosity. What are the practices you are living forward and what do you understand about practice, gen…
This timeline for stewardship campaigns shows how to structure year-round planning in order to increase the success of a parish's annual pledge drive.
By Elizabeth McKay Moosbrugger
How do you get people to say yes? First you say yes.
By Angela Emerson
In being good stewards, we advocate giving of our time, talent, and treasure continuously throughout the year. Are pledge cards distracting us from our efforts to practice good stewardship? What alternatives might we use in…