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Title: Stewardship


1
Stewardship for a Thriving Church
Special thanks to Money Matters Financial
Freedom for all Gods Churches from Ginghamsburg
UMC (Abingdon Press)
2
What Seekers Seek
Bold Visions
3
What Seekers Seek
Spiritual Guides
4
What Seekers Seek
Beneficial Results
5
What Seekers Seek
Under 45
Boomers
Over 60
  • Bold Vision
  • Spiritual Guides
  • Mission Impact
  • Great Pastor
  • Good Programs
  • Comfortable Style
  • Heritage
  • Preaching and Bible Study
  • Sound Administration

In the Box Out of the Box Beyond the Box

6
How People Give
Over 45
Under 45
  • Sense of Duty
  • To Proven Institutions
  • Called by Authoritative Leaders
  • Accountable to Conscience
  • Percentage Giving
  • Personal Fulfillment
  • To Get Visible Results
  • Mentored by Experienced Leaders
  • Accountable to Peer Groups
  • Changing Lifestyles

Mission as Second Mile Giving
Operations as Second Mile Giving
7
Philosophy of Life
  • Placing your hope literally in God
  • 1 Timothy 617-19
  • God is the rightful owner we are entrusted with
    a portion
  • Matthew 2519-23
  • Surrender all that you have and lead a
    disciplined life of mission
  • Luke 1214-21

8
Philosophy of Stewardship
Over 45
Under 45
  • Learn from Preacher
  • Require Personal Visit at home
  • Give to a single budget
  • Save a tax receipt
  • Lead a balanced life
  • Imitate the Leadership
  • Require Personal Coaching about finance
  • Give to multiple heartburst
  • Spend a tax refund
  • Take extreme measures

Mission as Second Mile Giving
Operations as Second Mile Giving
9
Re-Shaping Lifestyle
Give away more than you take in
  • Eliminate personal debt especially credit card
    debt
  • Form strategic partnerships with other faithful,
    but differently gifted people
  • Invest wisely to grow Gods mission

aligning yourself with Gods purpose of
redemption
10
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Preach ...
  • To the heart of the matter Lives aligned to
    Gods Purpose
  • To the felt need for freedom Lives liberated
    from lenders and masters
  • To the opportunity for mission Lives called to
    bless others
  • To the discipline of lifestyle Lives shaped
    around Gods word

11
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Model ...
  • Real trust means knowing what leaders and members
    give
  • The pastor is the first to be transparent
  • The staff and the board set the standard and pace
    for generosity

12
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Model ...
  • Four Marks of Discipleship
  • Regular participation in worship
  • Continuing connection with small group
  • Investing gifts and calling in beneficial service
  • The financial plan and timeline for spiritual
    growth

13
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Financial Campaigns
  • Understand the Demographics
  • November Campaign (45, people with church
    experience)
  • Before Thanksgiving
  • Every Member Visitation
  • At Home Visits
  • Sharing the Joy and the Operating Budget
  • Tax Receipts

14
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Financial Campaigns
  • Understand the Demographics
  • Spring Campaign (under 45, seekers with no
    church)
  • Late April or May
  • Peer Financial Counseling
  • Neutral Territory
  • Sharing the joy and the mission options
  • Tax Refunds

15
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Seminars and Classes
  • Small Groups
  • Debt Freedom Class 4-6 week Bible Study
  • How to make faithful debt decisions
  • Mission Investment Seminars 3-4 couples
  • How to develop a mission portfolio

16
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Mission Mover Fellowships
  • Leaders Lead
  • Twice a year dinners for the biggest givers
  • Mission Results, Emerging Opportunities and
    Obstacles
  • Angels of Generosity
  • Anonymous givers pre-approving readiness to walk
    a second mile

17
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Ongoing Worship
  • Leaders Lead
  • Highlight Mission Volunteers
  • Prayer for individual staff and volunteer
    leaders
  • Image and Story-Telling involving your own people
    in mission

18
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Congregational Policy
  • Never give money without small group volunteers
  • Regularly evaluate budget lines for mission
    alignment
  • Name the expectation for staff, board, and
    volunteer leaders
  • Set the budget after the November campaign never
    set a budget and ask people to support it
  • Give to a vision then decide the program
  • Always set a budget 20-30 higher than pledges

19
Year-Round Stewardship Strategy
Faithful investment of Gods assets
Congregational Policy
  • The need for every-member visits goes down as
    the number of tithers goes up
  • Always issue periodic mission challenges to the
    members
  • (eg. Give half what we spent on ourselves last
    Christmas to strangers to grace this
    year)
  • Mission-driven debt grows a healthy church
  • (Debt maintenance never exceeds 20-23 of budget)

20
Model Stewardship Campaign
Traditional churches revitalizes inactive people
God's Guarantee
  • Bring in the full tithes into the storehouse I
    will poir down for you an overflowing blessing
    (Malachi 331)
  • 10 of my income for 90 days
  • If it imposes hardship on my family, or I have
    not seen any blessing, my tithe will be returned
    or readjusted to a pledge

21
Model Stewardship Campaign
Traditional churches revitalizes inactive people
  • Focus on tithing or intentional coaching to
    increase giving
  • Lead up to the campaign over 30-40 days of prayer
  • Target membership segments with challenges
  • Encourage tithers
  • 33 of givers over 2,000 become tithers
  • 1 of givers over 1,000 become tithers
  • Givers over 500 raise their gift 25
  • Givers below 500 raise their gift 25
  • Small Group Gatherings for people under 45
  • Large banquet two weeks before Consecration Sunday

22
Model Stewardship Campaign
90 days before Consecration Sunday
  • Select the dates for small groups, banquets,
    Sunday Celebration
  • Refocus and proclaim the Core Message of the
    church
  • Prepare articles and personal testimonies
  • Develop 4-5 sermons
  • Prepare mailings and handouts

23
Model Stewardship Campaign
60 days before Consecration Sunday
  • Send invitations to small groups and banquet
  • Confirm leadership responsibilities (hosts,
    speakers, etc)
  • Multiply posters, newsletters, testimonials

24
Model Stewardship Campaign
40 days before Consecration Sunday
  • Preaching Series
  • We have left everything and followed you!
  • Fear not! The food will not fail!
  • Where your treasure is, there will your heart be
    also
  • Faithful over a little trusted with a lot!
  • Called according to Gods purpose!

25
Model Stewardship Campaign
40 days before Consecration Sunday
  • Small Group Gatherings
  • Tithers focus on spiritual life
  • Givers over 2000 focus on strategic plan
  • Givers over 1,000 focus on key leverage points
  • Givers over 500 focus on education and faith
    formation
  • Givers under 500 focus on big, bold vision

26
Model Stewardship Campaign
40 days before Consecration Sunday
  • Banquet
  • Clarity of mission
  • Foundation of Trust
  • Opportunities and Obstacles
  • Advanced Giving
  • Thanksgiving

27
Consecration Sunday
  • Pledges
  • Praise
  • Mission Stories
  • Commissioning

28
Afterwards ...
  • Set the budget 20-30 higher than pledges
  • Plan 3 large special offerings each year
  • Send reminders and monthly statements
  • Sent mission updates and mission results
  • Diversify options for giving
  • Challenge the leaders
  • Never print a deficit

29
The Keys
  • Giving arises from Spiritual Growth
  • Members follow the leaders in giving
  • Incrementally move toward tithing
  • Always lead fund raising with vision and mission
  • Mission reach always exceeds financial grasp
  • Plan ahead, train visitors, provide options
  • Credibility is more important than budgets
  • Courage is more important than office

30
Big Visions and Spiritual Leaders
draw out financial commitment and volunteer
energy
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