Stewardship Tools

I am working on the Stewardship theme again this week.

A few years ago, some colleagues and I developed a 3 or 4 half day training event for stewardship teams and pastors.  What we learned from our program is that teams and pastors need tools for developing their year-round stewardship programs.

As you begin the plans for your fall stewardship campaign here are some tools that might be helpful.

Stewardship Planning Guide

This is based on the book Ask, Thank, Tell by Charles Lane. This tool assists stewardship teams in the initial planning of the stewardship program.

Ecumenical Stewardship Center

Each year they publish helpful stewardship theme information.  Even though they have a rather “lame” website the content of the material is very good.

Stewardship Manual

This is a downloaded document from the Presbyterian Foundation website. Developed by the Presbyterian Mission Agency, this is good tool for the new people on the stewardship team.

Culture of Generosity Videos

The Presbyterian Foundation continues to add new videos to this vimeo site. Check them out.

Stewardship Ministry Tool Box

The Presbyterian Foundation continues to add stewardship resources that are helpful. You can also access other tools for budget planning and communication of the budget.

There are many more tools. These are good places to start.