Stewardship advocates

Want to learn how a stewardship advocate can contribute to your congregation? Stewardship advocates are volunteers who work with your pastors and other leaders to support your church’s stewardship ministry.

Advocates, work with your Everence stewardship consultant to take advantage of resources to strengthen stewardship within your faith community.

Advocate handing a mug off

Advocate role

Role highlights

Role description and guidebook

As an advocate, you help your church and its attenders to integrate faith with financial decisions, taking advantage of our extensive resources and services for congregations. You encourage and inspire your faith community toward greater understanding and practice of biblical stewardship.

The stewardship advocate ministry role description

Descripción del papel de ministerio de promotor de Everence

A Guidebook for Advocates l Una Guía para Promotores

Stewardship education

Everence provides resources to help you inspire your congregation to grow in its understanding and practice of how faith values can be lived out in financial decisions. The resources are for pastors and church leaders as well as for adult and youth attenders.

We recommend books, curriculum, seminars and more. We also offer many free materials you can download at our Stewardship education webpage.

Sharing Fund

Through Sharing Fund matching grants, Everence works with advocates to help their faith communities help people in financial need.

Grant applications

Electronic: download here

Paper: email sharingfund@everence.com

If your church would like counsel on its benevolence ministry, read Creating and managing a benevolence fund.

Communication and promotion

Everence offers many resources you can use to communicate and promote stewardship within your congregation.

Download resources below. If you have a special request, contact your stewardship consultant below.

Advocate Update

Keep informed! Read recent issues of the quarterly Advocate Update.

Spring l Summer l Fall l Winter

Current bulletin announcements

Sign up for email version: Email Everence with "Subscribe to Electronic Advocate Update” in the subject line. In the email, include your name, church's name, city and state, and email address.

Quarterly reports

Track your efforts on the Advocate Quarterly Report. 

Complete your report and track your progress at My Everence.

Or download the quarterly report.

Need help?
Review How to fill out your quarterly report. If you have technical questions about My Everence, contact: webhelp@everence.com or (800) 348-7468 ext. 3300.

Star recognition program

Everence offers a star advocate program to recognize and thank you for your efforts each year.

Advocate recognition

Guía de reconocimiento del promotor y el acceso de los Fondos Igualables

 

Contact your stewardship consultant

Everence has consultants around the country who can help you choose an advocate. They also support advocates in their congregational roles. Their names are listed at right.

Find consultant for your region

Stewardship consultants


Congregaciones Hispanas/Spanish-speaking congregations - Martin Navarro
Direct East – Steve Bustos
Direct West – Rhoda Blough
Harrisonburg – Teresa Boshart Yoder
Illinois – Brian Veeder
Kansas and Oklahoma – Mitch Stutzman
Lancaster and central Pennsylvania– Kevin Nofziger
Michiana –  Marlene Kroeker
Northeast Ohio – Kelly Troyer
Souderton – Randy Nyce
Upper Midwest – Lyle Miller

Current resources

Everence offers many promotional resources you can use in your congregation. You can download some resources below or contact your stewardship consultant above.

Seven Steps: An educational series on integrating faith and finance to download and distribute to your church attenders.

Step One: Embrace a faith view of money (bulletin announcement)
Step Two: Connect my faith with my spending plan (bulletin announcement
Step Three: Connect my faith with my debt reduction plan (bulletin announcement)
Step Four: Connect my faith with my protection plan (bulletin announcement)
Step Five: Connect my faith with my savings plan (bulletin announcement)
Step Six: Connect my faith with my estate plan (bulletin announcement)
Step Seven: Connect my faith with my charitable plan (bulletin announcement)

Reply cards: English or Spanish cards for your members to request information or advice about Everence services. Contact your stewardship consultant above.

Welcome kits: English or Spanish packets to give to new members in your congregation. Contact your stewardship consultant above.

Everence bulletin board: Review the Guidelines for your congregation. For a title card, contact your stewardship consultant above.