Stewardship

2022 Stewardship Survey

One-minute read. In an attempt to be supportive as quickly as possible, the Stewardship Commission is currently compiling a list of stewardship resources. To best serve your church, we are inviting anyone interested in church stewardship or with input they would like to provide to complete a short (nine-minute) survey online.

Planned Giving at Episcopal Parishes: A Primer — July 25

One-minute read. Increasing donor sophistication, the quickening wealth transfer in the U.S., and the pandemic have created a unique opportunity for parishes and cathedrals to shift from cash-based fundraising to beyond cash, or asset-based, fundraising.

Leadership Essentials Session 5 – Stewardship

When: May 26, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Online.
For: Stewardship committee chairs and members, clergy, and anyone interested in stewardship.

Are you the new stewardship chair or clergy interested in expanding your church’s conversation and activities around Stewardship? Or, are you just curious about what we call “Stewardship” in general?

Proclaiming Your Mission – Making the Case for Stewardship

When: May 14, 2022, 11 a.m.
Where: Online.
For: Stewardship committees and anyone interested in stewardship.
Join The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) for this webinar on creating materials, brochures, and case statements that communicate your values and showcase your ministry.

Is your stewardship campaign ready to go?

Three-minute read. For many of our congregations, September is the re-start of the program year, as we ramp up youth and adult education programs, return from our summer of rest, and begin to reawaken our plans for growth.

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations.

Project Resource training takes place on 6 consecutive Sundays, April 18 to May 23 (begins two weeks after Easter) 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., via Zoom

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.

Just how easy is it to give money to your church?

Four-minute read. Friction. It’s a marketing term used to describe all the little things we do (or don’t do) that make it harder for someone to buy a product, or in the case of our churches and ministries, make a donation. Let’s face it, if it’s too hard, it isn’t going to happen. So what are you going to do about it? Oh, and a minor rant (or two).

The Cares Act and Charitable Giving

One-minute read. The Episcopal Churches of West Missouri rely on generous donors to support their missions and ministries. Stewardship can be deeply spiritual, rooted in a desire to reorient our lives towards God, but it also has a practical side. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes several provisions that may affect charitable giving this year.

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