Stewardship and Generosity

The Foundation can be your resource to help your church develop a culture of generosity. Below are a few resources - more will be added as they become available.

  • Start your reading with these books about stewardship that the Foundation staff finds helpful
  • Consider a budget that is more than just numbers - use a narrative budget.  Here is a beautiful example.  And here is one that is more simple.
  • Include "one-liners" for planned giving ideas in your bulletin, newsletter, and/or financial donor statements.  Here are some to use.
  • Invite the Foundation staff to meet with your Finance Committee to discuss stewardship.  
  • Jeff is a deacon; Kim is a certified lay minister - both are equipped to preach about stewardship in your church - invite us.
  • Jeff and Kim recently led a breakout session at the Lakeside Stewardship and Generosity Conference.  This is the powerpoint file.