Stewardship

Supporting stewardship committees and
congregational funding

Christian Stewardship is grateful and responsible use of God’s gifts in the light of God’s purpose as revealed in Jesus Christ. According to the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (of which The Episcopal Church is a founding member) Christian stewards, empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves to intentionally:

  • living and telling the Good News;
  • sharing with God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in an interdependent universe;
  • wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships;
  • sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion;
  • providing for future generations;
  • sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission.

The Episcopal Diocese of California supports these efforts with resources for equipping and training lay and ordained stewardship leaders in congregations. The diocese assists congregations in making the case for their missio — the foundation of all healthy parish-based stewardship efforts — in planning for year-round stewardship, and in assisting with leadership training, consulting and speaking/preaching during the annual pledge drive.

TENS Resources

TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) released its 2018 stewardship campaign materials for use. The Diocese of California is a member organization of TENS, and as such, our congregations can access free resources. Please share these resources with your stewardship committee, vestry/bishop’s committee members, and others in your congregation.

To take advantage of these great tools, please visit tens.org  
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Development Staff is here for you!

Need further support to reinvigorate your stewardship campaign including consults, sermons, workshops, and more? Please contact Davey Gerhard, Director of Development at daveyg@diocal.org

Looking to incorporate planned giving into this year’s stewardship? Amanda Martin, Planned Giving Director, is available to consult with your legacy society/planned giving chair. Please contact her at amandam@diocal.org