Congregational Stewardship Resource Manual

Church treasurers and church leaders, we offer you this resource manual to help your congregation better navigate the many stewardship opportunities and challenges in today’s world.

Stewardship ministry basics

Stewardship team

Today, how does your church think about stewardship, generosity or finances? Does your stewardship ministry team reflect this view?

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Year-round congregational stewardship

The message of stewardship needs year-round attention – not just an end-of-the-year reminder. These best practices guide congregational leaders assess their current initiatives.

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Financial literacy for attenders

Compare program curriculum of Freed-Up Financial Living and Financial Peace University.

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Benevolence ministry guidelines

One of the most sensitive issues that churches face is how to help those in financial need.This guide is designed to help create or update a policy so churches can respond well.

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Budgeting

Budgets and reporting overview

What's your church budget communicating to your attenders? Take a fresh look at your budget with this guide.

  

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Narrative budget example

Learn about how this unique budget format can inspire your attenders.

 

   

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Line-item budget example

Here's an example of a line-item budget for a church.

 

   

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Financial policies

No need to create a financial policy for your church from scratch. Review these samples that you can adapt to your church's situation.

Handling offerings

 

 

 

  

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Above-budget fundraising and special gifts

 

  

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Designated gifts

 

 

 

  

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Gifts and bequests

 

 

 

  

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Endowment and ministry funds

 

 

  

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Educational assistance

 

 

  

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Short-term mission trips

 

 

  

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Mennonite Church USA

Other Everence resources

Contact us

To review the big picture of your stewardship ministry or learn about a specific resource, contact the stewardship consultant for your region.

Find your stewardship consultant

Interested in preaching and worship resources? 

Contact Beryl Jantzi, Director of Stewardship Education

beryl.jantzi@everence.com

(800) 442-7930 ext. 4602

Follow Beryl's blog at Menno Snapshots.

Disclosure

None of the information in this manual is to be considered legal, financial or tax advice to churches or their attenders and donors.