February 5, 2017

Spread the Stewardship Word, Pt. 1

As a stewardship leader, you have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of sharing financial wisdom with your congregation. But how exactly do you do that? What are the means you can use to help “spread the word” about stewardship? How do you promote stewardship as more than just what your congregation puts in the offering plate each week?

Your church may offer some vehicles you can use to help educate your congregation about stewardship. Perhaps a page on your church’s website, a “stewardship tip of the month” in the church bulletin, or maybe a post on your church’s Facebook page might help spread the word. Remember that different generations in your church get their information through different means, so using multiple vehicles of communication is important.

Do you have an option to set up a Twitter account you could use to share stewardship wisdom 140 characters at a time? Have you come across some articles in our newsletter that you think would be helpful for your congregation?

Does your church make use of monitors or screens to show announcements before or after weekly services? Is there a bulletin board (yes, actual cork!) where you could post Biblical financial principles?

Some churches teach on stewardship or financial management yearly or every other year. Is there a way you could tie into that, either with a bulletin insert or maybe an announcement?

These are just a few ideas to get your own creative juices flowing. Look around at your church and note the most-used, most effective means of communication for your congregation. How can you make use of those?