Planned giving refers to financial or other material donations designated to a congregation in advance as part of a donor’s overall lifetime and testamentary giving. Planned gifts have tax implications and are most often transmitted through a will, trust or annuity.
Planned giving doesn’t need to be a complicated challenge for your congregation. By following these principles, your congregation can start securing the financial future of your...
The ritual of making an offering to a congregation has changed over the years. In one representation of the Reformed tradition, offering plates are passed from pew to pew after the sermon. I’m most...
When I was young, I went to worship with my parents and six siblings. My stepfather prepared our offering envelopes the evening before worship. He placed a dollar in each envelope.
This book covers all aspects of congregational stewardship, ranging from the spirituality of giving to the need for strategic planning in fundraising efforts.
This fundraising company provides consultations on a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, such as annual giving campaigns, building and capital campaigns, major...
This practical resource from the United Church of Christ is designed to help congregational leaders develop and manager a congregational Planned Giving ministry.
This resource analyzes the strengths and shortcomings of traditional stewardship patterns to propose a new model to join the church with God's movement in the world.
Designed for use as a reference, this book provides lectionary resources tied to stewardship for the purpose of rich worship and preaching.
This resource connects purpose and vision with stewardship towards the goal of a thriving ministry for the future.
This resource contains helpful tools for congregations to integrate stewardship themes across the worshipping year.
This e-book offers a readable theological reflection on stewardship for small groups or congregational leaders.
This website includes Luther Seminary’ s extensive online database of stewardship resources.
This theological guide provides a positive framework through which to view church stewardship, and focuses on the three essential questions congregations should ask.