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					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)
   FestiveMeal
   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 21st Stewardship Committee
               Meeting
 October 28th Presentation to Council
 November 2nd     Stewardship Launch
 November 22nd    Festive Meal
 November 23rd    Commitment Sunday
 Stewardship Organization
            Church
           Committee                Rector
                              Events Coordinator
                             Communications Coord
Clergy                       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

				
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