Stewardship Resources for Clergy and Lay Leaders


Stewardship Day 2016: The Landscape of Generosity

Use the following resources for building congregational generosity in your Church.

PowerPoint presentation by The Rev. Laurel Johnston

Stewardship Music and Worship Liturgy by The Rev. David Vickers

Henri Nouwen’s ‘The Spirituality of Fundraising’, included in your materials packet

Recommended Reading:

o   ‘Bounty: 10 Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church’, Scott McKenzie and Kristine Miller

o   ‘Five Practices Of Fruitful Congregations’, Robert Schnase

o   ‘Fearless Church Fundraising’, The Rev. Canon Charles LaFond

o   Annual Campaign Planning Manual, The Rev. Canon Charles LaFond


Videos:

The following videos are short vignettes covering a variety of stewardship topics, appropriate for learning, starting a church conversation, or promoting a ministry.

  1. In Organic Stewardship, The Rev. Canon Charles LaFond teaches us about running a successful annual campaign.  *Download LaFond's easy and practical annual campaign manual.
     
  2. In Generational Stewardship, follow five generations as they tell you exactly what inspires them to give to the church and how they like to give.
     
  3. In Free To Be Faithful, engage with Bishop O'Neill and parishioners around our diocese as they tackle topics of money and faith, and the spiritual implications of healthy financial habits.
     
  4. In Radical Generosity, learn how to transform faith and money into powerful ministries that will drive growth.

Care for Creation:

Click here for our Energy Audit Booklet to see a checklist of no or low-cost energy improvement steps for your church to take. You will save both the earth and money!

Click here for a powerful PowerPoint presentation on Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si'. This is a timely and engaging topic for an adult education forum.


TENS: The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

TENS has an extensive online resource library where you can browse topics such as annual giving, best practices, capital campaigns, discipleship, generosity, and environmental stewardship. Contact the Foundation for log-in instructions.