Presentation on theme: "Overview of a Parish Stewardship Campaign Plan A Sample Generic Plan for Your Presentation and Use Stewardship grows out of a healthy community of faith."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of a Parish Stewardship Campaign Plan A Sample Generic Plan for Your Presentation and Use Stewardship grows out of a healthy community of faith
St. Swithum’s Anglican Church Stewardship Program
What? Our stewardship campaign will educate the congregation on Christian Stewardship increase funding support to the Parish and to Stewards in Action invite three-year pledges for the parish’s Honouring Our Commitment target
Why a different approach? Our congregation is not providing adequate resources to support current ministry and programming reliance on regular appeals and special fund raisers to balance budget current credit line of $35,000 to run church demographics
Our Demographics 200 members/families on membership role 100 giving members/families 73% of givers are over sixty 68% of givings are from those over sixty 14% of our congregation is under fifty Conclusion: A time bomb
Choices Cut costs to match revenue a downward spiral Increase the resources available to match the ministry in terms of: TIME TALENT DOLLARS
Decision… Made by the congregation over the last 10 years capital campaign hiring of part-time minister renewing commitment to youth ministry establishing telephone care ministry ….TO TRY TO INCREASE THE AVAILABLE RESOURCES
Stewardship Education We have to go back to the tenets of our faith about stewardship We have to learn about giving We have to educate We have to set the example
Stewardship is not: An option A church frill Stewardship is the essence of Christianity
During the past five years... we have renovated the Church and Hall for worship and Christian education raised $.5 million for capital campaign
During the past two years... we have worked together on the stewardship of our ministry and outreach priorities established a unique Care program we have already taken giant steps forward!
Now we must move forward We must invite members to more intentionally: Become more connected with one another Become more connected to the church Help young families to become aware of what the church has to offer them
A need to go visiting This work now needs to be taken out to the members of our church: to ask them for input to discuss how we can best meet their particular needs to ask them to supply the resources to accomplish our mission
Over a four week period: From November 2nd – Launch Sunday to November 23rd – Commitment Sunday People will be invited to do FOUR things:
First... To become more conscious of ourselves as stewards of all that God has entrusted to us... Our lives, Our families, Our work, Our relationships at church, The congregation’s vision for ministry and outreach including Stewards in Action, and Honouring Our Commitment
Second... To reflect about their contributions to the Church of: Time Talent Dollars
Third... To learn the whys and hows of giving a proportion of their income back to God through the church. We will provide guidance on what people give, what they could target and start them on the first steps towards tithing.
Fourth... To attend a: (pick one) Festive Meal Cottage Meeting Consecration Sunday Luncheon Welcome a visitor into their home To discuss the congregation’s directions and the plan for inviting all of us to join together in making our new directions a reality.
Key Dates October 21 st Stewardship Committee Meeting October 28 th Presentation to Council November 2 nd Stewardship Launch November 22 nd Festive Meal November 23 rd Commitment Sunday
Stewardship Organization ChurchCommittee Clergy Rector Events Coordinator Communications Coord Education Coordinator SIA Coordinator HOC Coordinator Admin Support Stewardship Chair
Council provides leadership by: Approving the stewardship program plan and congregational theology of giving Becoming workers and leaders in the program Establishing a congregational ‘benchmark’ for giving as a guideline to the program Acting as advocates for the program’s goals and proportionate giving Modeling the ‘benchmark’ in their own giving