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Resource to help teach stewardship through alternative gift giving

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 an Annual Campaign Plan that centers on the themes of Love and Redemption and is tied to the name of the congregation, Church of the Redeemer.  Themes can be a very effective way to reach the heart of your people.  This plan includes the vestry agenda at the end that outlines the points of stewardship and the plan.

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

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.