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.
Annual Campaigns and Pledging
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.
Brochure with list of components as "Better Practices" for developing the Stewardship ministry.
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.
Some does and don'ts plus stewardship resources
Guidelines for personal stewardship witness story
This resource was created from a workshop given by Archbishop Douglas Hambidge addressing stewardship conversations in parish life. “There is a danger in talking about stewardship – we have so much to unlearn. All too often the mention of stewardship is a prelude to a budget presentation – a deficit – a campaign for pledges.” This resource gives a path and language to speak about stewardship and giving from a perspective of abundance.
Instructions for handling stock gifts to benefit congregations, the diocese, or any Episcopal ministry.
Bishop John and Shirley MacNaughton presented this wonderful resource at a 2010 Stewardship Workshop using scripture as a basis for developing our stewardship stories. This resources walks you through a helpful process to develop faithful stewardship stories in your community.
Chart for calculating tithe and percentage pledging