From Scarcity to Abundance

From Scarcity to Abundance

by David M. Ponting, David Ponting

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819222480
Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface9
Acknowledgments11
Introduction12
Part 1Getting Started17
1A Theological Framework for the Life of Christian Stewardship18
2Nurturing a Culture of Stewardship in Your Parish25
3Personal Money Management40
4Taking Care of the Word: Preaching about Stewardship By Michael Pollesel45
5Talking about Stewardship to Children and Youth58
Part 2Parish Stewardship Practical and Logistical Tools and Techniques67
6The Annual Financial Stewardship Program68
7Narrative Budgeting: Our Corporate Sacred Story82
8Coping with Limited Volunteer Resources93
9An Audit of Parish Stewardship104
10A Case Study of a Parish Getting It Right!108
Part 3Planned Giving Stewardship of Our Accumulated Assets115
11A Theological Framework for the Ministry of Planned Giving117
12Planned Giving 101120
13Is Your Parish Ready to Begin a Planned Giving Program?136
14If I Give You My Money, How Will You Spend It?139
15Job Description for a Parish Planned Giving Chair and the Role of the Clergy in Planned Giving145
16Raising Awareness of Planned Giving in the Parish150
Part 4Parish Capital Campaigns and Fund-Raising for Special Projects157
17Assessing Feasibility158
18The Importance of Praying the Campaign164
19Creating a Compelling Message to Take to Donors167
20Delivering a Quality Invitation173
21Communication during a Parish Capital Campaign183
Appendices
1Stewardship-Some Useful Resources191
2An Exercise for Completing a Personal Stewardship Audit195
3Proportionate-Giving Worksheet197
4A Sample Pledge Card for an Annual Stewardship Program200
5Planned Giving Messages for Sunday Bulletins202
6A Sample Pledge Card for a Parish Capital Campaign204
722 Stewardship Preaching Tips207

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