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Stewardship Matters

Welcome to Stewardship Matters at the Diocese of Newark!

Our goal here is to share relevant news, training, and tools to help you strengthen your congregation's mission and ministry resources and – at the same time – to help you experience the joy and power that is possible when we embrace all dimensions of Stewardship.

In addition to the resources you’ll find here, the Diocesan Stewardship Teaching Team conducts regular workshops for congregations in the Diocese. We are also happy to do “house calls,” specific congregation-focused teaching sessions for vestries and other groups. The Stewardship Teaching Team at the Diocese is led by Cynthia McChesney, Advisor to the Bishop for Stewardship and Leadership Giving, and includes diocesan leaders and volunteers-extraordinaire David Farrand, Paul Shackford, and Pat Yankus.

To schedule a Stewardship house call, or learn more about an upcoming diocesan-wide workshop, please contact Cynthia McChesney.

In Stewardship, the practical works hand in hand with the spiritual. With that in mind we’ll be using these pages to include lots of practical tips and advice, much of which comes from our own churches, some from other denominations, and still other pulled from the expertise of non-church fundraisers. We’re always adding more, so check back frequently. And don’t forget to check out our Stewardship Matters Facebook page too!

News

Gratitude Matters
April 6, 2020
When I was growing up, Lent always called on us to give up something. Candy... cookies... swearing (loud enough so our moms could hear). As we grew,...
Gratitude Matters
March 31, 2020
We can choose to look at this time as an opportunity for introspection, prayerful thought and thinking about what we are grateful for.
E-Giving: It's easy and essential!
March 25, 2020
If your church does not yet offer online giving, don’t fear! It is easy and you can make it happen now, even away from the church office.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
March 11, 2020
This is being written on March 11. The news is full of scary medical predictions, the store shelves are empty of toilet paper, and we’re all trying...
Behold, Become, Begin: The Stewardship Game
February 5, 2020
A highlight of Convention was the introduction of Behold, Become, Begin: The Stewardship Game, a game specially created for the Diocese to help each...
hourglass
December 18, 2019
Reprinted from Horizons Stewardship. Original blog post is found here.
Budget
November 5, 2019
Budget season can be rough on parish vestries. In many cases, even in places where there are significant resources available, it can seem to be a...
Got a Minute?
October 7, 2019
Here are two stewardship best practices that there is still time to include in your pledge campaign implementation.
Your Narrative Budget puts ministries front and center... where they belong!
August 14, 2019
A Narrative Budget shows how the income you raise from your pledge campaign translates into how your church supports its key ministry areas.
How's your Fall Pledge Campaign coming along?
July 23, 2019
It’s summer: Hurray! But guess what? Fall will be here in a about a minute and so will your annual pledge campaign.

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