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Resources discussed at the Academy

Horizons Presentation

PowerPoint from Presentation
Handout to create a Generosity Statement*
Know Your Why video
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy
Spry United Methodist Church Cardboard Testimonies
Portico Courses: "What's Your Shape" and "Inviting vs Recruiting"

Planned Giving

PowerPoint for Planned Giving Presentation
Foundation Planned Giving webpages
Bequest Language
Saving Grace handout
Estate Planning and Legacy Giving
One Liners to use in planned giving marketing
Liturgy for Consecration of gifts
Articles about planned giving for newsletters*

Books we talked about

  • Nouwen, Henri.  The Spirituality of Fundraising (Cokesbury / Amazon)
  • MacKenzie, Scott.  Generosity Rising (Cokesbury / Amazon)
  • Christopher, Clif.  Not your Parents' Offering Plate (Cokesbury / Amazon)
  • Smith, Donald.  The Better Offering: 5 Unmistakable Habits of Generous Churches (Amazon).  
  • Horizons Stewardship.  A Generous Life: 28 days of Devotion (Amazon / Horizons)
  • Rogers, Richard.  The E-giving Guide for Every Church: Using Digital Tools to Grow Ministry.  (Amazon / Horizons).  

Foundation Resources

Narrative Budgets - Stewardship Resource page contains information about Narrative Budgets
Electronic Giving Resources
Resources at back of Academy book

*Items with asterisk are Word files.  They will download to the bottom of your screen or to your Download Directory.

Other Resources

Resource UMC - Resources for starting a Stewardship Campaign.


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