Annual Campaign Resources
To assist with annual stewardship campaigns, the Foundation has gathered a library of more than 30 annual campaign resources. Our friends at the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation have assembled an Annual Financial Campaigns booklet describing more than 40 quality programs. And they have listed them by the approach used in the program. Check it out!
Copies of many of these resources are part of our library. Please contact us to discuss what might be a “good fit” with your congregation.
For churches who have not done a structured stewardship emphasis for a number of years, the New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program (NCS), by Herb Miller is a good choice. In addition to this thumbnail, the Foundation has trained a group of Guest Leaders who are willing to work with your church in inplementing this stewardship program. And for churches doing NCS for the first time, the Foundation offers a mini-matching grant to help with the honorarium for the Guest Leader. Contact us for more information.
Foundation staff are available to preach about generosity and stewardship.
Capital Campaign Resources
Periodically churches need significant gifts to further their ministry. It might be to take the mission to a new level, a major building project, or to launch a new ministry. Capital campaigns have their roots in the Old Testament – both Moses and David encouraged the people to give from their assets to further God’s work in the world. Capital gifts challenge church friends and members to give from their “second pocket,” beyond the resources of their annual income. To successfully conduct a capital campaign, professional consultants can be of great assistance in planning, public relations and marketing and training the campaign team to ask and invite capital gifts. The General Board of Discipleship maintains a list of companies that assist with this type of fundraising.
Foundation staff has a variety of resources to assist local churches in encouraging planned gifts. Contact us for more information.