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1 Improving Stewardship in Your Parish Principles and Practices to Assure Necessary Resources for God’s Work.

2 WHY IT WORKS

3 Psychologically Professionally Pastorally

4 WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS

5 1.Presuppositions 2.Getting ready 3.Asking for a commitment 4.Following Up 5.Answering objections 6.Q&A 7.Summary

6 PRESUPPOSITIONS We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Sir Winston Churchill

7 PRESUPOSITONS Stewardship isn’t begging Time, Talent, & Treasure Why people want to give and why they don’t

8 PREPARATION If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first hour sharpening the ax. Abraham Lincoln

9 PREPARATION 1.Stewardship Committee 2.Sermons 3.Announcement Letter 4.Poster 5.Public presentation

10 ASKING Our grounds for gratitude are really far greater than our powers of being grateful. G.K. Chesterton

11 ASKING Motivating People to Give 1.Simple vs. Complex tasks 2.Parish Culture 3.Purpose

12 ASKING Asking for Money 1.Initial Appeal Letter 2.Pledge Card 3.Second Appeal Letter

13 ASKING Initial Appeal Letter

14 ASKING Pledge Card

15 FOLLOW UP By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles H. Spurgeon

16 FOLLOW UP 1.Saying thank you 2.Quarterly letter 3.Quarterly statement

17 COMMON OBJECTIONS Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. Samuel Johnson

18 COMMON OBJECTIONS “People won't give if we ask.” “If we ask, people will give less!” “What if something changes and I can’t fulfill my pledge? I don’t want to let the parish down.”

19 YOUR QUESTIONS It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. James Thurber

20 WHAT WE’VE LEARNED By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 Jn 3:16

21 WHAT WE’VE LEARNED Stewardship is an essential part of our life in Christ. People will generously support the parish. Your parish can have a well run, effective and professional stewardship program.

22 CONTACT ME Phone: (608)

23 Improving Stewardship in Your Parish Principles and Practices to Assure Necessary Resources for God’s Work.


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