New Consecration Sunday approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, "What is God calling me to do?" rather than, "What does the church need in order to pay its bills?"
This revised edition will update the language, references, and statistics while keeping everything that resonates about the current program intact. It will also will replace the CD-ROM with a download to keep the proven materials available, and provide needed updates such as templates for social media posts in addition to the letters and other communication tools. We will also create a short devotional for use by the whole congregation as a companion piece if desired.
The New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program is a proven winner; it has helped thousands of congregations increase financial giving by 15% to 30%.
How-to instructions are based on the author's conversations with thousands of clergy, stewardship team leaders, and guest leaders.
What do I need to get started?
Order the program book and gather a team. Purchase copies of the Team Member Manual, one for each member of your team. These resources provide complete instructions for implementing the program successfully.
Order additional Estimate of Giving Cards Pkg. of 100.
Order copies of the Devotional, one for each member of your church, if desired.
Does it work?
Thousands of congregations have experienced 15% to 30% increases in financial giving with the New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program the first year plus additional significant increases in subsequent years of its use.
One congregation obtained these impressive multi-year results: First year, a 14.4% increase in giving; second year, 10.3% increase; third year, 13.4% increase; fourth year, 13.6%; and fifth year, 19.6% increase.
A congregation's financial secretary said, "More than two-thirds of our households made some degree of annual increase each year we used Consecration Sunday. And each year we used the program, four to six additional households decided to tithe (some of those donors grew from giving 4 percent of their income to giving 10 percent of their income)."
Herb Miller is an internationally recognized authority in congregational health and effectiveness. More than two million clergy and lay leaders in twenty-five denominations read The Parish Paper, which he co-edits with Lyle E. Schaller. His sixteen books include Fishing on the Asphalt, Church Personality Matters!, The Vital Congregation, Connecting with God, and Full Disclosure: Everything the Bible Says about Financial Giving.
Eugene Grimm is Stewardship Specialist for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, deployed to the three synods of Ohio, serving 660 congregations. Dr. Grimm received his B.A. degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio; his M.Div. degree from Huntington Theological Seminary in Huntington, Indiana, and his D. Min. degree from Mt. St. Mary's Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, Ohio.