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Posted: Feb 16

Posted: Feb 7

Money and Spirituality

Annual GivingBest PracticesDiscipleship & GenerosityPlanned GivingYear Round & Holistic Stewardship

Writing a money autobiography What is a money autobiography?  continue reading...

Posted: Feb 16

Journey to Generosity - Introduction

Annual GivingBest PracticesDiscipleship & GenerosityPlanned GivingYear Round & Holistic Stewardship


  • This Introduction is also available as a high quality PDF in both English & Spanish
    • English version (PDF)
    • Spanish version (PDF)
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Posted: Oct 28

Sample Stewardship Letters and Mailings

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Click on the links below to download sample stewardship mailings:

A Sample Stewardship Chairperson's Letter continue reading...

Posted: Oct 28

Bibliography - Theology and Practice of Stewardship

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 NIV Stewardship Study Bible – discover God’s design for life, the environment, finances, generosity, and eternity. 
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Revolution in Generosity – Transforming Stewards to be Rich Toward God. Wesley K. Willmer, Editor. 2008 Moody Publishers. 
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Posted: Oct 27

"How To" Resources for the Congregation

Best PracticesCongregational Leadership

Joyful Giving -- A Manual for Stewardship Development in the Congregation (Third Edition published 2007) by Thomas R. Gossen. This is a collection of some of the material members of the Episcopal Church have developed over the past two decades. If you have recently attended a Stewardship Conference, chances are you have heard some of this material described. The manual gives it to you in written form. This is a very practical, well-organized work. This resource is no longer available in printed format. However, you are able to purchase a downloadable digital PDF file of the 2007 edition which you have permission to duplicate as required for use in your own congregation. Order from the TENS Online Store by clicking the "Store" button in the top right-hand corner.

Companion workbooks offer step-by-step planning and organizing tips for a successful commitment program. They will help you identify which commitment program is right for your congregation this year.  Visit the TENS Online Store to order these workbooks.

Transformed Giving Program Kit is a “total package” of resources for realizing your church’s full stewardship potential with a forty-day church-wide study and integrated financial commitment program. Transformed Giving takes the focus off finances and puts it on individual spiritual development and a new sense of Christian community. The full kit includes Treasures of the Transformed Life study book by John Ed Mathison; Participant’s Workbook designed for use in small groups as a six-week study; Leader’s Guide with DVD providing video teaching to start each of the six weekly sessions; Campaign Handbook with everything needed to execute the study and commitment campaign; Campaign Media in the form of a CD-ROM toolkit all the tools needed for a successful campaign and the DVD with messages for the pastor, the stewardship committee, and three model techniques for eliciting testimonies during worship that inspire increased giving. For details and to order go here. continue reading...

Posted: Oct 11

What Does It Mean to Be a Good Steward?

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What does it mean to be a good steward?  Watch a short video that includes interviews with Episcopal Church leaders about what stewardship is.

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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...