The ABC-USA Office of Mission Resource Development is very excited about its new web pages. This is a very content-rich site, with lots of information of practical use to local church pastors, stewardship committees, stewardship consultants and anybody interested in the topic of stewardship. The site includes inspirational pieces, real life stories of how our United Mission dollars are at work, and links to helpful resources. We are also working on a section of success stories, where congregations can share ideas that have worked for them in stewardship promotion.
Sections of the website include:
Available Resources – containing articles, bulletin inserts for download and materials to purchase (A new resource available is Blessed Be the Lord written by Mark Vincent and Ken Medema - information about it is under this heading)
M and You – a source for monthly giving statistics and for the new UM brochure coming soon
Mission Support/Offerings – details of our four special offerings along with links to their sites
Links – an easy, direct link to a number of general stewardship websites
tewardship Moments – brief inspirational pieces, which could serve as the basis for a sermon or motivational lesson, or can stand alone
Are you looking for a way to excite your congregation about stewardship? These 3 or 5-week programs include all the necessary resources to run a successful annual stewardship campaign that focuses equally on giving of our time, talent and treasure. Programs culminate on “Commitment Sunday” when people turn in their commitment forms. All resources in a Program Resource Book are available online at the Stewardship Download Center at Parish Publishing and can be downloaded right to your computer for easy customization! You can use the Stewardship Sourcebook in a way that is perfect for your particular needs. Every congregation is different and the Stewardship Sourcebook allows for those differences. Each stewardship program has coordinated materials, including Bible studies (and answer book), devotionals and tri-fold brochures (available separately). For more information, CLICK HERE
This 56-page definitive sourcebook provides decades of wisdom about starting and maintaining a multi-year stewardship plan for any size church. It includes a wealth of knowledge about forming a stewardship committee, creating long-term stewardship education and communication curricula, as well as a focus on fund-raising. It contains resources necessary to develop a successful, sustainable stewardship plan. All of the resources in the Stewardship Sourcebook are available online at the Parish Publishing Stewardship Download Center for easy customization. You can use the Stewardship Sourcebook in a way that is perfect for your particular needs. Every congregation is different and the Stewardship Sourcebook allows for those differences. For more information, CLICK HERE
Do you have all the ministry funding that you need for your congregation or are you discussing what and how to cut back? In this time of economic hardship, everyone is looking at their financial situation. Remember, our God is the God of Abundance and not scarcity. I would be glad to assist in conversations about Biblical stewardship. Please contact me, Dan Taylor, through the website by CLICKING HERE
. Also, your partnership and financial gifts are appreciated as we minister together in ABC/Ohio.
Stewardship is the #1 “must have” monthly publication about stewardship and has been used successfully by thousands of churches for more than 40 years. Churches use it primarily as an insert in the bulletin or monthly newsletter. Also, Stewardship is used for bible study groups, as a tool for ongoing stewardship programs, in statements, as well as for outreach activities. The publication is a wonderful reminder of why each of us needs to give back to our church. For more information, CLICK HERE
. Stewardship is published by Parish Publishing.
A downloadable PDF ministry program titled "The Celebrate Generosity Stewardship Program" by Dr. Eugene Grimm, can be found HERE
. Dr. Grimm is the author of "GENEROUS PEOPLE: How to Encourage Vital Stewardship" published by Abingdon Press, 1992. The material references the Evangelical Lutheran Church, but the concept is easily adaptable, tremendously helpful and the price is right! This PDF program is a free download from www.celebrategenerosity.com
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