September is a great time to plan and prepare a Fall Stewardship Campaign.
You may be falling behind financially after the long summer, but with a new season comes new plans and programmes at your Church. So it is an opportune moment to tell a good news story about all the things your Church is doing and invite the support of your congregation in both energy and finances.
The core of a stewardship campaign is communicating your financial position clearly and helping your congregation make the link to their individual level of support. Key tools can be a narrative budget, pledge forms and an invitation that makes the case for supporting your church. Think about ways to make financial generosity easier and automatic: introduce PAR Pre-authorized remittance or even Push Pay app-based giving.
Above all: tell the story of your community of faith and invite the support of your congregation.