Experiences in congregations of many denominations across the United States indicate that the Grow 1 Stewardship Program
is especially valuable in five kinds of churches:
- Small congregations.
- Churches that have never conducted an annual stewardship program
- Churches whose unpleasant experience with an ineffective stewardship model in past years prejudiced them against conducting any kind of financial stewardship program.
- Churches that want to change from a stewardship program they have used for several years but seems to have lost its appeal
- Churches that want their financial stewardship education to focus on spiritual growth rather than on fundraising.
Grow 1 Sunday Stewardship Program is a spiritual-growth program as well as a financial campaign. It is based on the biblical theology of “the need of the giver to give” for his or her own spiritual development, not on the “need of the church to receive” in order to balance its budget.
Permission is granted to photocopy the complete program (not excerpts) for use in congregations. Copying for distribution in any other way -- either for free or for sale -- is an express violation of US copyright law. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Don't forget to also purchase the New Consecration Sunday Estimate of Giving Card (9780687064069) to allow your congregation to make their stewardship commitment for the coming year.