Each step of a proper stewardship campaign is laid out in the Cycles of Discipleship program. The program is designed to help the congregation members view their commitment to give financially in the same light as they view giving of themselves to grow spiritually. The foundation for this program is built on a Bible study designed for all ages in the church. From there the pastor and church’s leadership team are provided with a structured plan to help facilitate the Cycles of Discipleship program with: sample letters, sample brochures, sermon topics and illustrations, direct mail solutions, and even answers to frequently asked questions. This program reexamines how the church administered past stewardship programs and provides the keys for a successful program that involves all members of the church, all year long.
AUTHOR BIO: Jack Phillips, Certified Fund Raising Executive, lives in Dublin, Ohio, and is engaged in the work of financial planning. Jack understands stewardship from the perspective of one who sits in the pews and as one deeply committed to ministry and mission. His status as a layperson gives him a unique perspective on stewardship and the church.