The purpose of Stewardship For All Seasons (SAS) is to guide pastors and congregation leaders to learn tried and true basic principles and effective methodologies to carry out productive and mission-centered stewardship programs. Learn how to do year-round, on-going stewardship resulting in more money for ministry, more energized stewards, and a culture of generosity.

The entire program has been re-tooled to focus on the unique challenges of COVID-19, and the stewardship and mission opportunities presented by this moment. All sessions are conducted via Zoom, and thus sharable with any congregational leaders not able to be present.

RELY ON MORE THAN THE ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP APPEAL. THINK STEWARDSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

BENEFITS OF STEWARDSHIP FOR ALL SEASONS

  • Prepare your congregation’s story
  • Educate people to tell that story
  • Focus attention on your congregation’s mission
  • Inspire people to give generously
  • Learn tools and methods that really work
  • Build a team that enjoys leading stewardship efforts
  • Become confident and skilled in stewardship development › Apply biblical principles to gain more resources for mission › Experience the joy of asking and giving
  • Avoid searching for the latest hot stewardship program
  • Increase annual giving by 10 – 20% or more each year

COVENANTS

Congregations participating in SAS will sign a covenant that outlines responsibilities and expectations of the congregation and the synod.

INVESTMENT

New in 2020, the fee is reduced to $1,950 per year with a 2 year commitment because of the synod partnership. This price includes 8 training events spaced throughout the year, access to fundraising and mission professionals who can help you navigate your particular congregation’s context, and both design and printing of materials by a professional graphic designer.

Congregations are encouraged to tithe (10%) of the increased revenue generated with this program  so resources like this can be offered to other congregations in the future.

TIMETABLE

June-August 2020 – Individual consultations with consultant, congregational council and SAS team to discuss process and goal setting

August 2020 – Group meeting to go over schedule for Fall appeals

September 2020 – Group meeting to discuss best practices for Fall appeals

October 1-November 30, 2020 – Congregational appeals conducted (this is flexible based on your congregation’s patterns); Group meeting to begin discussing evaluation and year-end

January 2021 – Group meeting to discuss planned and estate giving

February – March 2021 – 2 group meetings to discuss strategic planning and communications

April 2021 – Group meeting to discuss special appeals and volunteerism

Download the full 2020-2021 calendar here

Contact Rev. Matt Short or matt.short@gmselca.org with any questions, or to sign up to participate!