CCCG ~ Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity ~ (2014 Session and 2015 Session)
This is a place to share stories and resources around creating generosity in our congregations. Below you’ll find a partial list of resources which we hope to build together over time. Please share your comments and questions in the Forums. (Click the forum topics to find the discussion.) If you’d like to add to the collection. Please email Sarah Moore-Nokes sarah [at] winnebagopresbytery [dot] org
RESOURCES ~ a collection of web sites and documents that CCCG participants have found helpful.
Stewardship Kaleidoscope ~ for elders, pastors, presbytery staff and volunteers
Generosity Development – Sean Mitchell, consultant
The Presbyterian Foundation – The Ministry Relations Officer for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies is:
8014 Olson Memorial Highway, #474
Golden Valley, MN 55427
855-514-3077 toll free
5 Second Steward – compliments of First Presbyterian Church in Neenah. It only takes 5 seconds to remind people of all the ways they are stewards of time, talent and money.
ELECTRONIC GIVING RESOURCES
NARRATIVE BUDGET RESOURCES
VIDEOS ~ these were used during the CCCG training as information and inspiration for creating change in our conversations
BOOKS ~ a collection of books that CCCG participants have found helpful ~ All these with * are books are available for preview in the presbytery office.
Not Your Parent’s Offering Plate* by Clif Christopher
Whose Offering Plate Is It?* by Clif Christopher
Rich Church Poor Church* by Clif Christopher
Ask Thank Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in your Congregation* by Charles Lane
A Spirituality of Fundraising* by Henri Nouwen
Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase Giving at your Church* by Kristine Miller and Scott McKenzie
Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity* by Adam Hamilton
Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most* by Mark Scandrette
Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don’t Give Away More Money by Christian Smith, Michael O Emerson and Patricia Snell
The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose by Christian Smith and Hiliary Davidson
CURRICULUM ~ a collection of personal finance education resources suitable for education in congregations.
Get Rich Slowly* – the money toolbox
Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey)
see also above – both the Board of Pensions and the Presbytery Foundation have financial planning resources
*Preview copy available in the office.
SAMPLE LETTERS ~ Winneconne
SAMPLE LETTERS ~ Neenah
FORUMS ~Share what you’re learning.