Instructions for handling stock gifts to benefit congregations, the diocese, or any Episcopal ministry.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Slide deck from Bishop Rickel's morning April 28, 2020 webinar on stewardship.
Chart for calculating tithe and percentage pledging
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