A Culture of Generosity
Talking About Money
Caring for Creation

God calls us to steward the resources we’ve been given and generously live our lives for others. Much of the joy of Christian life comes from discovering that through our generosity we can connect with God, creation and the broader world.

Knowing that it is more pleasing to give than receive, each of us has been given gifts from God to share with others: time, talent and/or treasure. Helping congregations try new approaches to stewardship and planned giving is a shared journey—and the Stewardship staff are happy to act as guides.

“…as we give
ourselves to
Christ we discover
that his service
alone brings true
freedom.”

Living Faith 8.1.1

Grow Planned Giving in Your Church

Contact us for assistance
creating a planned giving program
for your congregtion.

Need Help Making a Gift?

You can help a ministry or
program that matters to you now
or as a future planned gift.

Request a Workshop Today

We’ll visit
and together
share stories and steps for
stewardship and generosity.

The Stewardship & Planned Giving department continues to guide congregations on their giving journey using a variety of tools and resources. Strategies we encourage include:

  • Helping congregational leaders talk about money and teach the biblical principles of ways to manage and share resources giving
    gratefully, cheerfully, intentionally, proportionally, regularly, according to what one has

  • Focusing on sharing goals, dreams and a vision for what can be accomplished through a congregation’s gifts (not just money)
  • Finding ways to make it easy for people to give: PAR, online donations, gifts of securities

  • Helping people invest in the mission of the church through planned gifts, such as gifts in their will, annuities, life insurance and gifts of securities.

  • Helping congregations grow in their stewardship of God’s creation
  • Providing resources to help congregations grow stewardship leaders to shepherd responsible stewardship programs
  • Inspiring others to give by sharing stories of generosity.

Stewardship and Planned Giving Staff

The staff of the Stewardship department is available to help congregations and individuals discover how they can use their resources—skills money, goods, and time—to participate in God’s mission, at home, across Canada and around the world. The Stewardship department can be reached at +1 (800) 619-7301 or +1 (416) 441-1111.

Heather Chappell
Heather ChappellProgram Coordinator, Education
ext. 267
Maggie Leung
Maggie LeungGifts & Database Administrator
ext. 239
Jim MacDonald
Jim MacDonaldDevelopment Manager
ext. 257
Karen Plater
Karen PlaterAssociate Secretary
ext. 272