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Posted: Oct 4

Living Wi$ely

Discipleship & GenerosityPersonal Financial Planning

Created by the Office of Stewardship of the Episcopal Church, Living Wi$ely is a personal finance and budget counseling ministry designed to explore basic concepts of:

  • creating and living within a budget,
  • saving, giving and getting out of debt,
  • biblical principles and spiritual issue of money. 
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Posted: Oct 3

Pastoral Teaching on the Environment

Environmental Stewardship

A Pastoral Teaching from the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church

Quito, Ecuador
September 2011 continue reading...


Posted: Oct 3

Renewal Through a Capital Campaign

Capital Campaigns

By Maurice Seaton, Head of Capital Campaign Services, Episcopal Church Foundation  

β€œAnd God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” continue reading...


Posted: Oct 3

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a ministry that is vital to any congregation, diocese, or community of faith not only because it can help ensure the future of your organization, but also because it offers your members the opportunity to make a final testament about the importance of their Christian faith.

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) can assist you every step of the way – from developing your program, to equipping you with the resources you need to get results. Our services include: continue reading...


Posted: Oct 3


Posted: Oct 3

GreenFaith Certification Program

Environmental Stewardship

The GreenFaith Certification Program is a two-year, holistic process engaging an entire congregation through education, worship, environmental justice advocacy, building and grounds, and developing relationships with the larger interfaith community.

The Episcopal Church's Economic/Environmental Affairs Office and GreenFaith are underwriting 50% of the tuition for churches, enabling them to enroll for a discounted cost of $250 – $750. Churches in the program receive guidance and support, including one-on-one mentoring, resources, free webinars, and peer support. continue reading...


Posted: Oct 3

Capital Giving: Resources for choosing your team

Capital Campaigns

Congregations, dioceses, schools, and camps and conference centers depend on capital fundraising initiatives to provide funds for project such as renovations, the purchase of additional land, or the construction of new facilities. Capital campaigns are sometimes also conducted to add to endowment funds. Capital campaign programs match current members and friends of a particular institution who wish to make gifts designated for specific priorities, matching the interests of individual donors and the needs of the instituition. Resources Capital campaign services through the Episcopal Church Foundation A guide to choosing campaign counsel provided by The Giving Institute An online directory of fundraising companies    continue reading...


Posted: Oct 3

The Steward's Well

Best PracticesDiscipleship & GenerosityLiturgical & Worship Resources

The Episcopal Church's Office of Stewardship's website "The Steward's Well," is a gathering place to learn and lead in stewardship. Content includes stewardship resources and workshop listings.

The Office of Stewardship also publishes an online newsletter which includes theme based articles and reflections. The September 2011 issue explores the practice of giving as a path to investing in and participating in God's reign. continue reading...


Posted: Oct 3

Feasting on Gratitude

Annual GivingLiturgical & Worship ResourcesPreaching ResourcesStewardship Formation

Feasting on Gratitude is a six-week reflection series developed by The Episcopal Church and based on the Gospel readings of Matthew, inviting readers to reflect and discuss stewardship principles and practices. Designed to compliment and support a congregation's annual giving campaign, each of the six contributing writers explores stewardship, giving, gratitude, and generosity in conjunction with the Gospel reading for each of the six Sundays leading up to All Saints Sunday 2011. 

Resources include: continue reading...