Free Stewardship Resources

“As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.” – USCCB

Stewardship and fundraising can be intimidating for pastors, church administrators, and volunteers new to the field. We are here to help guide you through the process of securing funds for your parish and ministry needs without fundraising. Our parish capital campaigns follow the same principles of prayer and discernment that you will find in the stewardship resources and guides we provide for free below. If you are getting started with a church capital campaign, building project, preparing for an annual stewardship campaign, or just trying to grow a culture of generosity at your church, you’ll find what you need to get started here! 

Monthly Resources

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Subscribe to The Stewardship System™ to access monthly bulletin inserts that follow the liturgical year, stewardship committee agenda templates, recommended training videos, downloadable annual and capital campaign samples, and educational articles. We’ll send you updates when new content is posted to make it easy for you to engage your parishioners in year-round stewardship education. Build a culture of generosity and increase giving without fundraising with The Stewardship System™. Your subscription is complementary as part of our mission to grow the church.

Downloadable Stewardship Resources

The Stewardship System eBook


Sample Church Annual Reports

Church Annual Report Samples

Introduction to Electronic Giving

Church Electronic Giving Guide

Teach Stewardship Through Scripture & Quotes on Giving

church Stewardship in Scripture and quotes

Sample Campaign Appeal Letters

church stewardship campaign appeal letter samples

Full Church Capital Campaign Materials

church capital campaign sample

Creating a Stewardship Committee

Build a church stewardship committee guide

Church Planned Giving Manual


Planned Giving program church Manual guide

End of the Year Appeal Letter


Church End of Year Christmas Appeal guide Checklist

Stewardship Strategic Plan

Church Stewardship Strategic Plan Checklist & Calendar

Sample Donor "Thank You" Letter


church donor thank you letter note sample

Webinars On-Demand

Stewardship System Training Videos

For these and more training videos visit the Church Development YouTube Channel.

Stewardship Resources Blog

Articles For Stewardship, Annual Appeals, and Capital Campaigns

The 7 Steps of Stewardship-based Church Capital Campaign

The 7 Steps of Stewardship-based Church Capital Campaign

Not all capital campaigns are created equal. When working in the church, it takes a different approach from the secular world and a spiritual understanding of the effort. As you are getting started with a church capital campaign, follow the steps below and you’re on the track to be successful.

Guide to Church Capital Campaign Videos

Guide to Church Capital Campaign Videos

The definitive guide to church capital campaign videos. The open rate for a an email containing a video is above 70%. That compares to the open rate for an email without a video of about 20%. So that begs the question should you have a church capital campaign...

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