Inspire! Invite! Thank!

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.

Get the stewardship support you need

Connect with the people and resources to help you succeed.