Main Street UMC, Suffolk, Holistic Stewardship Program
For information on one model of holistic stewardship used at Main Street UMC in Suffolk click here.
Stewardship and Capital Campaign Resources
A resource booklet, “Stewardship and Capital Campaign Resources, Programs, and Packages,” has been developed by the Engaging Team of the Virginia Conference Board of Laity. The booklet can be downloaded by clicking here. A team of individuals is being developed which can assist with stewardship education and training in your church. These individuals will be available to come to your church to assist you in your stewardship efforts. For additional information about the resource team, contact the Office of Leadership and Inclusivity at 804-521-1100 or 1-800-768-6040, ext. 153 or 154, or by e-mail to Martha Stokes.
Living for Giving
The Engaging Team of the Virgnia Conference Board of Laity, in collaboration with the Virginia United Methodist Foundation, is making available a DVD series called “Living for Giving: A Wesleyan View of Stewardship.” Written and narrated by Bishop Kenneth Carder, this is a five-session study consisting of narration and vignettes on video followed by a discussion designed for small groups and Sunday School classes as well as leaders in stewardship and finance. The series is devoted to leading disciples on a journey to uncover the biblical and theological basis for the practice of stewardship as a spiritual discipline. This is a great study to use as a part of your stewardship emphasis.
Cost of the DVD is $25 which includes shipping and handling. Workbooks for the DVD presentation are free and may be downloaded below.
Download the workbook (pdf)
Download the Living for Giving DVD Order Form (pdf)
Turning Connectional Living into Connectional Giving
This free online course produced by United Methodist Communications explores how to turn our connectional living as United Methodists into connectional giving that supports the shared ministry and mission of The United Methodist Church. It is a four-part journey through why we give, the connectional nature of the church, the Apportioned and Designated funds of the church, and how you can make a difference in the world. Click here for more information.
Click here for information about the six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings, an additional six Special Sundays, or time periods, with offerings approvide by the Virginia Conference and other times of special recognition approved by the General Church and/or the Virginia Conference.