Presentation on theme: "One Spirit, Many Gifts Campaign"— Presentation transcript:
1 One Spirit, Many Gifts Campaign atSt. John the BaptistNew BrightonOne Spirit, Many Gifts
2 We Did the Campaign Ourselves The “What” and “Why” Of It One Spirit, Many GiftsWe Did the Campaign OurselvesThe “What” and “Why” Of ItSteps toward a good long-term renewable Stewardship Program:Understand Catholic StewardshipKnow your parishTake the “long view”
3 Who We Are at St. John’s in New Brighton One Spirit, Many GiftsWho We Are at St. John’s in New Brighton
4 Step 1 – Understanding Catholic Stewardship – “Stewardship – A Disciple’s Response” One Spirit, Many GiftsWe have a duty to educate and challenge our parishioners.“… the diocesan or parish stewardship committee should have the responsibility to make sure that all leadership development and fund-raising efforts are consistent with, and reinforce, the theology and practice of stewardship as outlined in the pastoral letter and this manual” (Stewardship, A Disciple’s Response – page 52).
5 Step 1 – Understanding Catholic Stewardship – “Stewardship – A Disciple’s Response” One Spirit, Many GiftsSeeking pledges in 5 areas of Stewardship:Pledge to PrayerPledge to ServiceSunday GivingCapital GivingPlanned Giving
6 Step 2 – Know Your Parish and Turn that Knowledge into an Effective Program One Spirit, Many GiftsHistory of campaigns at St. John’s:Capital Campaigns – 4 previous capital campaignsSunday Giving Campaigns – several annual Sunday giving campaigns
7 Securing the Right Leadership One Spirit, Many GiftsThe PastorThe Co-ChairsBright, energetic, and motivatedLove the Catholic church and love St. John’s
8 Identifying “Affinity Groups” One Spirit, Many GiftsCreate campaigns based on key parish demographics.SeniorsHead of household age 65 and olderSchool FamiliesFamilies with children in the schoolMajor DonorsCombining Sunday Giving and Capital GivingWho had given the most over the last four CC’s and the last two years of Sunday Giving?
9 Identifying “Affinity Groups” One Spirit, Many GiftsContributorsParishioners who have a consistent record of financial givingSustainersParishioners who gave in any amount to all 4 prior Capital CampaignsSt. John’s at LargeNo record of giving financially (or very small amounts given), not a school family, not a Senior, and no known involvement in ministry
10 Basic Tools One Spirit, Many Gifts Case statement document Campaign video – Mike LoftusPowerPoint for the meetings that lays out thecase for pledging in a consistent wayCommitment packet that includes a pledge form
11 Outcomes One Spirit, Many Gifts Very positive feedback from the parish.We met our “realistic goal” and stopped the10-year decline in Capital Giving.We met our Sunday Giving goal.We have a better sense of non-financialinvolvement in our parish through pledgesmade to prayer and personal service.We went from less than 10 families we knewwho had pledged to include St. John’s in theirestate planning to 67.
12 Outcomes One Spirit, Many Gifts Between the campaign co-chair and the affinitygroup leaders, we developed a broad base ofleadership and we were able to take advantageof different campaign ideas that were sharedamong leaders.We have a solid platform for ongoing renewals ofOne Spirit, Many Gifts into the future.
13 Long-Term Renewable Stewardship Program One Spirit, Many GiftsSteps Toward a GoodLong-Term Renewable Stewardship ProgramUnderstand Catholic StewardshipKnow your parishTake the “long view”