Need help with an annual capital campaign? Looking for resources to help you with financial discipleship? Want to know what is available to Presbyterians in the area of stewardship? Here are some helpful tools and links.
Annual National Presbyterian Stewardship Education Event
Resources from 2012 event
Hubbard Press - For offering envelopes, electronic funds transfer or record keeping
Presbyterian Foundation – Planned giving and stewardship resources and help
Texas Presbyterian Foundation - Planned Giving and curriculum
The Presbyterian Endowment Education & Resource Network – Planned giving and endowment resources and best practices from other Presbyterian Churches
Church Campaign Services – Capital and Annual Campaign help
Annual National Presbyterian Stewardship Event – The annual event for teaching ruling elders, Mid Council staff and persons interested in stewardship
Could the PCUSA.org donation function be expanded to support congregations? Instead of adding a PayPal account to our congregation's webpage, could PCUSA.org provide provide that function using our pin number?
Our church wants to accept donations online, but to do so, it will cost 5% of each donation which goes to the vendor providing that service. Since PCUSA accepts online donations directly, it would be great if it could offer a service where each congregation could have a link on its website for donations which would be processed through PCUSA and returned to us -- without having to pay the 5% fee. Is this something other churches would be interested in?
Dear Brother Byron, I, too, have been disappointed in past years with the PCUSA stewardship materials for use by local congregations. However, recently our denomination seems to be partnering with others at the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. You will see the link in the "Giving" magazine, I'm sure. For others who may be reading this message, the link is as follows: http://www.stewardshipresources.org/. They have nicely produced materials and ship quickly.
Does the PC(USA) have any tools or software available to help churches establish a method of on-line pledging during stewardship campaigns?
Why are there not more resurces for local Churches. Out Presbytery provided almost zero support for the local Church. We don't even have a structure that could generate such support. My wife is an Elder, and is charged with two others to present a Stewardship Porgram. I am going to order the 2011 Giving Magazine for her tomorrow, but am not optimistic.