Stewards of Abundance is a strategic leadership development program to cultivate and celebrate generosity in organizations. Inspired by the wisdom of the world's great faith traditions, Stewards of Abundance is an invitation to dig deep into the capacity of an organization to bravely claim its mission and inspire partners for transforming the world.
Over the course of a year, through two in-person retreats and monthly coaching calls, Stewards of Abundance provides research, tools, and encourages strategy to support leaders in cultivating environments of financial generosity.
The focus of Stewards of Abundance blends the religious motivations for financial generosity present in our progressive Christian tradition with philanthropic best practices among secular nonprofit organizations. This blending enables leaders to best invite others to experience the joy of financial giving.
Note well: Stewards of Abundance is not simply a “how-to” for increasing financial giving in your context! Rather, as a leadership development program, Stewards of Abundance is an investment in the practical and faith formation of a core group of leaders, in turn sending forth your leaders to go forth and contextually apply the learning to your own congregation.
Stewards of Abundance will help pastors, councils/consistories, and stewardship committees in creating and implementing strategy for the financial health of the congregation.
Upon registration and payment of program fee, each congregation will receive the following for each member of its leadership team:
Woven through Stewards of Abundance are signposts that identify a financially healthy congregation: