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MCC Stewardship Webinar Saturday, 10 May 2014 Courtesy of the MCC Office of Church Life and Health and the MCC San Diego Stewardship Team.

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1 MCC Stewardship Webinar Saturday, 10 May 2014 Courtesy of the MCC Office of Church Life and Health and the MCC San Diego Stewardship Team

2 MCC San Diego Stewardship Team  Pastor Dan Koeshall Senior Pastor since 2008; former Interim Pastor at Pikes Peak MCC in Colorado Springs, CO  Lee Bowman Administrator since 1999; former Administrator at MCC of the Rockies in Denver, CO  Al Smithson Vice-Moderator of the Board for more than 40 years and a founding member of MCC San Diego  Jude Litzenberger MCC Southwestern US Network Co-Leader and Network Facilitator  Dan Bohan Chair of the Stewardship Team This presentation has been prepared by a U.S. MCC church. Some elements may need to be adapted for churches outside the U.S. Documents available for download at:

3 Al Smithson Q: As one of the founding members of MCC San Diego, can you provide us with an example of how stewardship was handled in the early years of the congregation? Dan Bohan

4 Rev. Dan Koeshall Since your arrival at MCC San Diego you spearheaded efforts to bring a formal stewardship team to MCC San Diego. Please briefly describe how the stewardship initiative developed. Dan Bohan

5 Pastor Dan Q: Why do you believe that it is so important to include discussions about giving within the congregation? Dan Bohan

6 Basic Stewardship The importance of year-around elements JudeLitzenberger

7 Celebrate Your Ministries and Programs Don’t pass up any opportunity to highlight what’s available. Demonstrate gratitude to those who volunteer their time and expertise. Dan Bohan

8 Utilize Events to Build Fellowship MCC at the 2013 San Diego Pride Parade Lee Bowman

9 Build a Care Team and Demonstrate Hospitality Fellowship blossoms where congregants come together Dan Bohan

10 Create Transparency Utilize the numbers to remind congregants about giving opportunities Dan Bohan

11 Establish a Fundraising Team and a Calendar of Events Annual Bake Sale & Auction Pastor Dan

12 Online Fellowship Keep your website and social media current Lee Bowman

13 Beyond the Basics Elevate Your Stewardship Dan Bohan

14 Automatic Giving Encourage Your Congregants to Enroll Themselves in Automatic Checking Through Their Online Bank Accounts Dan Bohan

15 Automatic Giving Automatic giving cards enable electronic donors to take part in the offering and demonstrate to other congregants that folks are utilizing this important and consistent giving tool Dan Bohan

16 Christmas Wish List Dual Purpose: Enables congregants to comprehend the costs involved with running a church and breaks down elements into easy-to- fund categories Lee Bowman

17 Comprehensive Planned Giving Opportunities Dan Bohan Educating your congregation about including MCC in their estate

18 The Pledge Drive Advancing Stewardship Dan Bohan

19 Pledge Drive Sermon Series Preaching about time, treasure & talent on three Sundays during the pledge drive Pastor Dan

20 Creating a Timeline The who, what and when of your pledge drive Dan Bohan

21 The Letter “Doing My Part” Dan Bohan

22 Demonstrate How Congregational Gifts Support Ministries Pastor Dan

23 Pledge Drive Card Front Lee Bowman

24 Pledge Drive Card Back Lee Bowman

25 Pledge Drive Offertory Dan Bohan

26 Tracking Gifts Giving is fun! Dan Bohan

27 Develop a Script for the Pledge Drive Presentation A presentation from the lectern needs to be formally prepared Don’t forget to make your font large so it is easy to read Dan Bohan

28 Provide the Audio-Visual Volunteer With Their Own Copy of the Script Include any directions that will improve the quality of your presentation Dan Bohan

29 Pledge Drive Presentation From the lectern and using a projector Dan Bohan

30 Remind the Congregation That Giving is a Part of the Service Pastor Dan

31 Acknowledge the Ways Your Church Serves the Greater Community Jude Litzenberger

32 Transparency is an Outstanding Stewardship Tool Dan Bohan

33 Last Year’s Loss Can Lead to This Year’s Gain Dan Bohan

34 Make a Ceremony of Your Pledge Drive Finale Lee Bowman

35 Pledge Drive Online Reminders Lee Bowman

36 Pledge Drive Loop Run this every Sunday during your pledge drive, on a computer monitor or smart TV in your social hall of church foyer Dan Bohan

37 List Your Ministries to Demonstrate the Value of Giving Dan Bohan

38 Remind Your Congregation of All Your Programs and Events Dan Bohan

39 Thank Your Congregation for Their Pledges Jude Litzenberger

40  Resources are available for download at:  webinars/ webinars/ Thank you to all the participants! Thank you to MCC San Diego for sharing your resources and blessing us today!


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