This book by pastor and
certified fund raising executive (CFRE) Michael R. Ward provides
church leaders a resource to lead their congregations to a new
culture of generosity and abundance that raises more money as well
as more disciples. Written specifically with pastors, congregation
councils, finance committees, and stewardship teams in mind, this
book encourages and guides a process of study, reflection, and
action that is clear and practical. Ward taps into years of
experience fundraising in the nonprofit sector to address the
ongoing challenges of financing ministry. His goal is to empower
congregations and other nonprofit organizations to expect and plan
The book moves from grounding stewardship ministry biblically and theologically to setting up the basic building blocks for strong stewardship, including board development, stewardship planning, and strategic planning. From there, it addresses practical tactics, such as case development, communication, donor mentality, roadblocks, volunteers, and steps to a gift.
Real-life stories and examples of growing stewardship programs and capital campaigns are provided along with practical hands-on tools to help groups plan, develop, and implement stewardship plans.