Inspire! Invite! Thank!

Abstract, simplified version of the United Church crest in gold, red, white, and black and the words Called to Be the Church The Journey in dark blue

What is this program?

The Congregational Giving Program of Called to Be the Church: The Journey provides everything you need to get a congregational giving program off the ground.

Getting started

Giving Team meeting 1: Planning

Giving Team meeting 2: Planning

Implement the program!


Inspiring examples of living our faith inspire gratitude; inspire generosity; inspire giving.


We invite ALL people of our faith community to contribute to God’s mission here in our congregation, in our community, and through the Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada. The invitation is most effective when we reach out in a clear, direct, and personal way.


A culture of generosity is built on a foundation of gratitude. We cannot say thank you too many times. It’s just that simple!

  • Timely: A message of thanks is provided soon after you receive a gift.
  • Personal: The thank you is delivered face-to-face, in a handwritten note, or by e-mail.
  • Sincere: The message communicates what a difference a person’s gift will make.

Giving Team meeting 3: Evaluating and celebrating

Use the Evaluation report in the Planning Workbook as a general guide.

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For more information:


Attachment Size Type
Called to Be the Church: Program Guide 795.46 KB PDF
Called to Be the Church: Planning Workbook (PDF) 185.71 KB PDF
Called to Be the Church: Planning Workbook (Word) 77.17 KB Word
Called to Be the Church: Worship Sampler 1.12 MB PDF
Narrative Budget: How-to 817.98 KB Word
Narrative Budget: Template 34.49 KB Word
Narrative Budget: Sample 1.03 MB PDF
Step Chart: Fillable 17.43 KB Word
Proportional Giving Chart 24.1 KB Word
Letter Templates 76.5 KB Word
Sample Response Card 56.52 KB Word
The Importance of Follow-Up 36.29 KB Word