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Stewardship Ministry Newsletter

This monthly e-newsletter brings you helpful ideas, best practices, and resources to make your congregation’s stewardship / generosity program the best it can be.

Read issues of the Stewardship Ministry Newsletter:

  Apply Now for Church Financial Leadership Grant

(April 2017) The Presbyterian Foundation is accepting applications for a newly established Church Financial Leadership Grant. Grant applicants must be a pastor, commissioned lay pastor (CLP), or leader of a 1001 New Worshiping Community within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Funds are available for those pastoral leaders seeking to gain a better understanding of church financial vitality and management of their congregations. Read more.

Change Your Church's Narrative on Giving

(March 2017) Research shows that regular donors give more over time and are more loyal and engaged with the ministry. Setting up recurring donations for your ministry is easy through the Presbyterian Foundation’s online giving system. These gifts – weekly, bimonthly, or monthly – provide a steady stream of revenue to your church or organization and provide a way for faithful supporters to demonstrate their commitment. Read More

  Ideas to Improve Annual Stewardship Campaigns

(February 2017)
From engaging leaders and members and planning and structuring your campaign to effective asking techniques, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers 50 ways to improve your annual stewardship campaign. Read more

  How Can Giving Metrics and Data Help in Developing Generous Disciples?

(January 2017) Metrics and data can tell much about a church’s generosity. Chris Willard and Warren Bird at Leadership Network share key giving metrics that will help church leaders develop generous disciples. Read more.

Giving Thanks

(December 2016)
Thank you for giving on #GivingTuesday and supporting the work of congregations throughout the nation and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ministries such as the Christmas Joy Offering; Compassion, Peace, and Justice; World Mission; 1001 Worshiping Communities; the Presbyterian Historical Society; or Living Waters for the World.

  Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

(October 2016) On November 29, 2016, the world comes together to give. Join your fellow Presbyterians and participate in the fifth annual #GivingTuesday, supporting mission and ministry at home and around the world. Learn how your church or ministry can participate.

  Proven Investment Solutions

(September 2016) Are you looking for a trusted partner to invest the assets of your church or ministry? It's important to look for a partner(s) who will understand your goals and objectives. A partner who will manage your funds in a manner consistent with your faith and in a socially responsible manner consistent with the principals of Presbyterian polity or a customized approach to match your particular concerns. Read More
  Unexpected Gifts 
By Erin Dunigan

(August 2016) Bruce Jenkins has been a member at Calvary Presbyterian Church, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, since 1959, which is well over half his 82 years. Employed as a trust officer during his career at a local bank, Jenkins has been involved with the finances of the congregation, including helping to manage the endowment, for the past 35 years.
"I've always been a church person," explained Jenkins. As a young man he first attended the Methodist church, followed by the Baptist church and attendance at a Catholic college; and then, upon moving to Indiana, became a Presbyterian. Read More
  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church makes giving more convenient 

(July 2016) For St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcellville, Virginia, what began as a discussion quickly became a decision - a hearty "yes" to implementing a system of online giving through the Presbyterian Mission Exchange. Read More


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