Presentation on theme: "What Do We Do After We Have Their Money? Bob Sheldon Synod of the Rocky Mountains."— Presentation transcript:
What Do We Do After We Have Their Money? Bob Sheldon Synod of the Rocky Mountains
Jesus Accepts a Gift Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. But when the disciples saw it, they were angry and said, ‘Why this waste? For this ointment could have been sold for a large sum, and the money given to the poor.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, ‘Why do you trouble the woman? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.’ (Matthew 26:6-13, NRSV)
Jesus Accepts a Gift 1.What words or images come to your mind? 2.What do you notice about how Jesus received this costly gift?
How Do We Proceed After the Campaign? Thank you letter addressed “dear member”? How will people feel? Let down and used “All they wanted was my money—I knew it all along!”
Golden Opportunity Open new doors Deepen old relationships New era in life of many members
Money is Personal Members open themselves Variety of feelings –Powerful—the church owes me –Vulnerable—the church knows me –Confused—what does the church think of me? Leaders set the agenda and the tone
Say Thank You Say it loudly Say it clearly Say it often Say it in variety of ways Say it differently
Say It Personally Personal contact with advance givers Talked to them before—talk to them now How much we appreciate their gift(s) Be sensitive to their comfort level Tell them how their gift is making a difference
Who Ya Gonna Call? Write down the names of three people you will thank personally.
Total Financial Program Four types of gifts –Annual –Campaign –Special –Endowed One gift encourages another Overall understanding of stewardship Continue the conversation
Enjoy the Celebration You’re doing a good thing here! If you have fun, so will your members. “Follow the leaders” Thank you!