Stewardship

Forming Christians in Generosity and Abundance

Christian Stewardship is relationship – relationship with each other, our relationship with the institutions of our congregations, our relationship with our Creator who has given us all good gifts. These relationships are reflections of the care, responsibility, and support we give to each other, empowering us to do good works and to deepen our faith.

We can help you

  • Grow your annual campaign
  • Think about blended campaigns for special needs – capital, new ministry funding
  • Tap into generosity, creativity, and new energy for your annual campaigns
  • Deepen formation, and begin thinking about year-round stewardship
  • Develop preaching and teaching resources for talking about money in church

The Diocese of California supports congregations in their annual pledge campaigns through

  • Consultations with stewardship committees, vestries, and Bishop’s committees
  • Strategy and guidance in employing common stewardship models and tools
  • Visioning and goal-setting workshops for congregations – helping identify opportunities for mission
  • Coaching and training on making the invitation to pledge/donate
  • Guidance and review of campaign materials
  • Preach and teach about generosity and giving

View Webinars on Stewardship in the Diocese of California

Virtual Offering Plates and Online Stewardship 101, July 30, 2020 https://youtu.be/2lRdkl2cxwU

Using the TENS 2020 Resources, Virtually August 13, 2020 https://youtu.be/8JeyPi0Idsk

Raising Money for Mission – Virtual Auctions, Galas, & Events August 20, 2020 https://youtu.be/Jz30X4iECt8

Creating Virtual Community for Stewardship August 27, 2020 https://youtu.be/bkDoUk92rqQ

Tax Implications for 2020 – Your Planned Gift September 26, 2020 https://youtu.be/70CDxQISOgw

 

Call or email Davey Gerhard, Director of Development, for more information or to set up a virtual or in-person planning session. daveyg@diocal.org

Free Stewardship Resources

TENS

The Diocese of California is a member of TENS: The Episcopal Network for Stewardship.  As such, all members in the diocese may use the TENS annual pledge campaign resources for free. All resources are in English and Spanish, and include:

  • Annual Pledge Campaign with timelines and instructions
  • Customizable Sample letters 
  • Customizable Pledge Cards
  • Prayers of the People for Stewardship
  • Theological Reflections on Stewardship Themes

To access the member resources, you’ll need a user name and password, which change annually.

 

2020 TENS Access

User name: 1PETER

Password: FOUR:10

Please note, the user name and password are case sensitive.

 

Episcopal Resource Center

Jointly with the Diocese of El Camino Real, the Diocese of California operates an online library of resources for all topics related to congregations, including stewardship resources. To access the online catalog, please visit https://stthomas-svale.org/library-episcopal-resource-center/ You will find numerous books, workbooks, and materials to help you raise money for ministry in your congregation or institution.