Stewardship & Giving

The Stewardship and Development Office provides resources to congregations around year round stewardship, annual campaigns, and planned giving. The focus is on a theology of abundance, understanding that all we have are gifts from God, so Christian Stewardship is our reflection of giving back to God in gratitude for all that has been given to us.

The diocesan stewardship program operates on a holistic approach, with resources and efforts aimed at the Four Fields of Giving: Annual Giving; Legacy Giving; Capital Giving; Mission Giving. Stewardship of the environment and year round stewardship are also emphasized in partnership with other program groups in the diocese.

Stewardship is key to congregational development, it is not just about money, but about integrating stewardship into one’s life as a Christian, giving back to God from all the gifts God has given to us.

The Stewardship and Development office sends weekly Steward Stirrings: and periodic emails with stewardship tips and information. To be added to this list send an email to stewardship@ecww.org.

Small stewardship-related snippets reflecting the Sunday readings for use in Sunday bulletins.

Small stewardship-related snippets reflecting the Sunday readings for use in Sunday bulletins.

Small stewardship-related snippets reflecting the Sunday readings for use in Sunday bulletins.

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.

Bishop Greg Rickel and Dean Steve Thomason will talk about transformative gifts and the importance of planning ahead.  
Workshop will feature a panel discussion on wills, followed by table talks with clergy, estate planning attorneys, and financial consultants.  Good advice, great resources, time for Q&A. 

Categories: Stewardship & Giving

Document with suggestions for creating a Wills Awareness Program, Legacy Society and Planned Giving program.

A planning matrix for practicing year round stewardship

Explanation of the year round stewardship matrix

Stewardship planning matrix

Brochure about what it means to give including chart about tithing.

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