January, 2014

Gifts can come in a variety of forms to congregations.  It is good to have a set of policies in place to guide decisions on accepting certain gifts that may be out of the norm.  A gift acceptance policy can help a governing body when it has to refuse acceptance of a gift that either does not fit the needs of the congregation or would create a financial or legal liability.  Many gifts of this nature might be able to be converted to cash before transfer of ownership to the congregation allowing for the intention of the gift to be met in supporting the church's mission.

This resource will help your congregation establish a Gift Acceptance Policy.

January, 2014

Mutual ministry agreements between the vestry/BC and clergy regarding roles and responsibilities.

November, 2014

The Online Giving Information Packet is a compilation of several resources we have for Online Giving and establishing this capability for your congregation or organization.  The packet includes an Online Giving Nuts and Bolts booklet, Stats Regarding Online Giving, A Sample Pew Card for Online Givers, FAQs for Online Giving and FAQs regarding our Online Giving Banking Resource - Vanco, as well as information about Fees and Services provided.  For more information email: stewardship@ecww.org

To download this resource click here: Online Giving Information Packet

January, 2014

Many Vestries and Bishop's Committees ask for help on procedures for counting and handling money that protects the congregation, its leadership and finance ministry persons when it comes to handling money.  A strong set of guidelines with transparent accountability is good stewardship and will make everyone more comfortable. 

This set of procedures for counting and handling money was developed by an accounting and a congregational auditing team.

April, 2012

A list of books that are references for more information.

Stewardship Reflections
April, 2012

Small stewardship - related "snippets" reflecting the Sunday readings for use in Sunday bulletins. 

About Stewardship Reflections

Stewardship Reflections Year A

Stewardship Reflections Year B

Stewardship Reflections Year C

January, 2014

The Planned Giving/Stewardship Office of the Diocese offers the free services of handling stock gifts to benefit congregations, the diocese, or any Episcopal ministry. For your convenience click on the link below for current instructions. Please allow ample time for the transfer and sale of the stock before proceeds can be distributed to your church or other ministry.  For more information, call Sharon Pethers, 206-325-4200, ext. 2041, or email stewardship@ecww.org

April, 2012

Information about the great resources available at the TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) website www.tens.org

February, 2012

Latest issue of "Networking", the bi-monthly newsletter from The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS)

April, 2012

List of websites that are references for more information.