113 results for “stewardship”
What is Planned Giving?

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.

Get Started with a Gift Acceptance Policy
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Center for Congregations Director Wendy McCormick explains how the gift acceptance policy is crucial to planned giving and fundraising.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Large beyond fundraising
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This resource covers all aspects of congregational stewardship ranging from the spirituality of giving to the need for strategic planning for fundraising efforts.

Large horizons
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This fundraising company, based in Arkansas, has a staff of consultants who provide a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, led by Dr. J. Clif Christopher, United...

Large local church planned giving manual
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This is a very practical resource from the United Church of Christ, designed to help congregational leaders develop and manage a congregational Planned Giving ministry. It includes key information...

Large transforming stewardship
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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.

Large the stewardship companion
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Designed for use as a reference, this book provides lectionary resources tied to stewardship for the purpose of rich worship and preaching.

Large stewardship for vital congregations
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This resource connects purpose and vision with stewardship towards the goal of a thriving ministry for the future.

Large stewardship services
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This resource contains helpful tools for congregations to integrate stewardship themes across the worshipping year.

Large crafting a theology
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This e-book offers a readable theological reflection on stewardship for small groups or congregational leaders.

Large preaching and stewardship
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This theological guide provides a positive framework through which to view church stewardship, and focuses on the three essential questions congregations should ask.

Large celebrating offering
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Aimed at congregations seeking to make giving a central and joyful part of worship, this resource addresses generosity and stewardship in the Bible along with practices for celebrating the...

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