A Manual for Stewardship Development Programs in the Congregation

Lonnie Schreiber, Thomas Gossen

Oct/1996, 66 Pages, Paperback, 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13: 9780819216793

This practical manual guides churches through a year-long stewardship program. Covers the fundamentals of building a successful program -- from teaching Christian stewardship to hosting creative, successful commitment events. Filled with useful advice and how-to sections on topics ranging from recruiting and training leaders, to charting progress. Offers a complete overview of The Joyful Giving Program for stewardship.

Tom Gossen has served as the Executive Director for The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) since 1995. He is a stewardship consultant with extensive experience in leading and developing programs for dioceses and congregations, including the training of consultants/mentors. Publications include A Manual for Stewardship Consultants/Mentors distributed by TENS and A Manual for Stewardship Development Programs in the Congregation and five different commitment program workbooks published by Morehouse Publishing. Tom also currently serves as Senior Warden of his parish, St. Alban's, Wichita, Kansas; as chairperson of the Diocese of Kansas Commission on Stewardship and Planned Giving; as Deputy to General Convention; and as an appointed member of the Standing Commission on Stewardship and Development (98-03). Tom and his spouse, Diane, are the parents of two grown children and the really proud grandparents of Jacob Scott Pennington.

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