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.
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)
- 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.