One-Minute Stewardship

Creative Ways to Talk about Money in Church

Charles Cloughen Jr.

Jun/2018, 144 Pages, PAPER, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781640650084

• Innovative approach to an issue that makes many uncomfortable
• Reflections can be used in multiple ways

Much has changed in the 21st-century world of stewardship. Now a person may use electronic funds transfer or use a credit card after clicking on a website link instead of dropping a check in the offering plate. Stewardship witness videos can be linked to the church's website. One-Minute Stewardship is designed to promote the development of a meaningful theology of giving in a new age. These short reflections, indexed by Scripture, theme, event, and lectionary, can be included in weekly parish e-mails, newsletters, weekly bulletins, or read as an invitation to the offering during worship. The book addresses the issue of designated giving, which is usually separate from general stewardship appeals and is designed to empower clergy and lay leaders to promote the message of good stewardship every Sunday of the year.

Audience: clergy, lay leaders, vestry, seminaries, stewardship committees

Charles Cloughen Jr. has been an Episcopal priest for more than 48 years, serving in parishes in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Texas, and Maryland. He is presently the Director of Planned Giving for the Diocese of Maryland.




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