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A STEWARDSHIP ROLE FOR EVERY CHURCH

A STEWARDSHIP ROLE FOR EVERY CHURCH

The 2023 Stewardship Survey supported our position that a dedicated stewardship role remains an essential part of an effective stewardship strategy.  Even if you can’t afford a stewardship pastor, there needs to be a:

  • Dedicated stewardship role with Sr. Pastor support and,
  • Clearly defined accountability structure

Among the churches surveyed that didn’t have a dedicated stewardship role, oversight was achieved by leveraging existing resources including:

  • A team sharing the responsibilities
  • Two leaders sharing the role
  • A part-time hire
  • Volunteer(s) with related expertise

40% shared stewardship role (1)

Expanding on these approaches, we strongly recommend:

  • Involving  the Senior Pastor
    As the most visible and influential leader, successful stewardship efforts typically hinge on the presence or absence of Senior Pastor support.
  • Formalizing the role(s)
    Establishing clearly defined accountability standards, goals, terminology and division of responsibilities.

For more details on these guidelines, be sure to download the 2023 Annual Report on Stewardship.

 

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