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$44.99 CAD

Gather a team of three or more leaders from your Community of Faith, and join us for this 8-week intensive course that could transform discipleship, generosity and spiritual growth in your congregation.
This item includes:
8 Live hours
8 On-your-own hours
4 Live sessions

Stewardship Best Practices

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$44.99 CAD

Gather a team of three or more leaders from your Community of Faith, and join us for this 8-week intensive course that could transform discipleship, generosity and spiritual growth in your congregation.
This item includes:
8 Live hours
8 On-your-own hours
4 Live sessions

About this program


September 26 2023 – November 16, 2023

Gather a team of three or more leaders from your Community of Faith, and join us for this 8-week intensive course that could transform discipleship, generosity and spiritual growth in your congregation.

Good stewardship is never about guilt or coercion or simply meeting the budget. Good stewardship is about discipleship, generosity, and spiritual growth. Together we’ll learn how to Inspire, Invite, and Thank in order to:

  • Claim Your Mission: it's really why people give to you
  • Cultivate Generosity: practical ways to increase giving
  • Create a Culture of Gratitude: saying thank you is critical
  • Integrate stewardship into the life of your community of faith. Afterall, Stewardship Is Discipleship!

How does it work?

  • Gather your Learning Team of three people, plus the minister or key lay leader if you don’t have a minister.
  • The module is made of four 2-week cycles. Each cycle begins with a 2-hour online Learning Session. There are two choices for your Learning Session each time. Your Learning Team should attend the same Learning Session.
  • The following week, your Learning Team will join a few other Learning Teams from other communities of faith in your cohort for 2-hours on-line to reflect on your learning and on the practical projects and assignments on which you have been working.
  • There will be hands-on work and a little homework. In each cycle you will have a couple of small projects and/or assignments to help you put your learning into practice.
  • After completing the four 2-week cycles and the Learning Evaluation form, you will receive a customized Stewardship Best Practices Report for your community of faith. You will also schedule a Coaching session with your coach. The purpose of this first coaching session is to set your goals and finalize your Annual Stewardship Plan for your next steps on the stewardship journey.
  • A minimum of three more coaching sessions will be scheduled, one every 3-months, for ongoing support, accountability, and planning, as you implement your Annual Stewardship Plan.
  • Celebrate your success!

What’s in it for communities of faith?

15% offIn addition to the online learning, the practical assignments that follow will help you

  • reflect on giving and generosity as part of your faith
  • gather and interpret some of the giving data from your community of faith
  • build a stewardship team in order to start making stewardship a priority in your community of faith
  • receive a 15 percent discount on all stewardship resources from the United Church Bookstore (opens in a new tab)
  • a promo code will be given to you at the online session

Dates/Times:

The Learning sessions will each be delivered twice; please attend one or the other:

  • September 26, 2023 at 6:30 - 8:30pm ET OR September 27, 2023 at 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET
  • October 10, 2023 at 6:30 - 8:30pm ET OR October 11, 2023 at 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET
  • October 24, 2023 at 6:30 - 8:30pm ET OR October 25, 2023 at 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET
  • November 7, 2023 at 6:30 - 8:30pm ET OR November 8, 2023 at 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET

Cohort Meeting times

For the small group meetings, you’ll join with teams from other Communities of Faith who are in the same region of the country. Please consult with all your team members, and ensure you select a meeting group/time that is targeted at churches in your part of the country. Some regions have a couple of options – ensure that all your team members can attend the same cohort sessions!

Atlantic, Quebec & East Ontario:

Tuesdays at 6:30pm ET (Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14)
OR
Wednesdays at 1:30pm ET (Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15)

South West Ontario:

Thursdays at 6:30pm ET (Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16)

Toronto and Northern Ontario:

Mondays 6:30pm ET (Oct 2, 16, 30, Nov 13)

Prairies, Territories & BC:

Wednesdays 4pm ET (Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15)
OR
Thursdays at 8:30pm ET (Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16)

Cost: $99.99 $44.99 per congregation (Discounted!)

Note that ONE PERSON ONLY from each congregation should use this registration form to sign up. When you’ve registered you’ll receive an email with a direct link to the course, which should be shared with all other members of your team. If you use the link in the email, you won’t be charged an additional tuition fee.

Course Format:
8 hours congregational-work
8 hours live webinars
Three quarterly follow-up coaching sessions over the rest of the year