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!
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Downloadable Stewardship Resources
The Stewardship System eBook
Sample Church Annual Reports
Introduction to Electronic Giving
Teach Stewardship Through Scripture & Quotes on Giving
Sample Campaign Appeal Letters
Full Church Capital Campaign Materials
Creating a Stewardship Committee
Church Planned Giving Manual
End of the Year Appeal Letter
Stewardship Strategic Plan
Sample Donor "Thank You" Letter
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
8 Major Benefits of a Feasibility Study
A pre-campaign feasibility study offers church leaders a deep understanding of church members and helps facilitate successful capital campaigns.
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.
Create a Culture of Stewardship at Your Church
Grow an ongoing culture of generosity in your church by following these 7 underlying values of The Stewardship System™.
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...
Year-end appeal: Raise 10% of Annual Giving!
Be proactive in inviting your community to remember the church in their holiday donations and raise 10% of your income in a year-end appeal.
7 Tips for Hiring A Church Capital Campaign Consultant
Your church is ready for a capital campaign. You’ve decided you need to bring in a professional. Here are 7 tips for hiring a church capital campaign consultant.
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