Resource to help teach stewardship through alternative gift giving
Giving and Appeals
This is an Annual Campaign Plan that centers on the theme of Creation and a recent install of stained-glass windows in the church. This campaign is well-planned and connects the giving and ministries of this congregation in a visible way. It is important to plan ahead and be well-organized to have an effective campaign.
This is a sample of a letter written by a priest in charge of a congregation during the Annual Pledge Campaign. This letter in particular would be accompanied by a pledge card and a return envelope. However, note that the congregation includes a specific date for collecting and blessing the pledge cards during the Sunday morning liturgy. We encourage church's not to receive pledges until the "ingathering" date because there often is much more to be said during the campaign before one discerns the fullness of their annual pledge.
These are sample letters written by a priest in charge of a congregation during the Annual Pledge Campaign segmented into two groups in the congregation, Pledgers and Non-Pledgers. This letter is not accompanied by a pledge card and a return envelope, because those are distributed during the Sunday morning service on the Pledge Ingathering Date (Commitment Sunday).
This is a sample of a letter written by a warden of a congregation during the Annual Pledge Campaign. This letter in particular could be sent in the middle of the Annual Pledge Campaign. It includes an invitation to reflect on their blessings in the congregation and to discern what God is calling them to give.
Authorization form for automatic withdrawal of funds to be given to the Diocese
This resources is an outline of the components of effective missional Annual Pledge Campaigns. Follow this guide and set out on a journey of connecting annual giving to the mission and vision of your congregation.
Frequently Asked Questions about electronic giving to the Diocese
An article on the benefits of churches offering on-line giving options
The Online Giving Information Packet is a compilation of several resources we have for Online Giving and establishing this capability for your congregation or organization.
Brochure with the six steps for christian giving
Instructions for handling stock gifts to benefit congregations, the diocese, or any Episcopal ministry.