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Stewardship Matters: Get Your Gears in Motion!

Project Resource
Cynthia McChesney, Missioner for Stewardship and Legacy Giving

No more "business as usual" especially for this year's Annual Pledge Campaign!

Common sense tells us that this year's Annual Pledge Campaign season will bring challenges never faced before. That means that after more than a year and a half of "pandemic-time," we can't just close our eyes and hope that the old way of doing things will be enough.

To help, the Bishop's Office has partnered with the College for Bishops to bring you powerful Stewardship training to set you up for success this fall. Beginning September 8th, this intensive, five-week, customized conference will be held online via Zoom. This multi-week training is a series of live meetings with participant interaction and breakout rooms with team-time integrated. You’ll be better prepared than ever for this year’s pledge campaign! The conference schedule:

  • 7-9 PM on Wednesday, September 8
  • 2:30-4:30 PM on Sunday September 12
  • 2:30-4:30 PM on Sunday September 19
  • 2:30-4:30 PM on Sunday September 26
  • 2:30-4:30 PM on Sunday October 3

The Bishop’s Office is making Project Resource’s intensive training program available to parishes in the diocese at no cost. All costs of speakers, materials, and follow-up coaching to participants after the course trainings are covered. But you must register in advance!

Who should sign up? Project Resource trainings equip stewardship teams to plan and develop year-round stewardship ministries that can be replicated and adapted for years to come. An ideal church team would consist of at least 3 members including the clergyperson, stewardship ministry chair, and other committed lay leaders.

Church teams will complete the course with:

  • A step-by-step plan for implementing your 2021 fall annual campaign
  • A year-round stewardship calendar
  • Hands-on training on how to make personal invitations
  • Understanding generational and individual donor motivations
  • Cultural and technological strategies appropriate for today’s context

Important! You must register in advance. Click here to register.

Please note that other dioceses have offered Project Resource to their parishes at the reduced cost of $250-500/per individual. Because we believe this training is so important and so needed this year, we are underwriting the program for you to enable every church to be able to take advantage.

Limited spaces are available so sign up today!


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Take care,