Invite people to intentionally, prayerfully, and annually consider their giving.
To nurture spiritual growth and develop good stewards, a community of faith needs to regularly invite members and participants to intentionally and prayerfully consider their generosity, and encourage people to consider increasing their giving.
As part of the stewardship life of your community of faith, the United Church’s annual giving program, Called to Be the Church, provides all the resources you need to hold a successful annual giving program.
Check out our Stewardship Tools and Tips page for even more resources.
New for 2021!
- NEW five-week worship series for any time of the year that focuses on the theme Discipleship Is Stewardship. Each week includes liturgy, sermon, children/youth programming, and a Stewardship@Home section. It also includes a NEW theme song written by David Kai.
- More opportunities to seek individual coaching and support through Called to Be the Church: The Journey modules.
- Visit our YouTube Playlist for videos to use in your program. Links for downloading are included in the descriptions on YouTube.
Called to Be the Church: The Journey
You are not alone. Join us on this vital journey to grow greater generosity and deepen stewardship with tailored and topical modules, coaching, and ongoing support to meet your stewardship needs.
Module 1: Stewardship Best Practices
Four 2-hour online classes:
- Claim Your Mission—it's really why people give
- Cultivate Generosity—practical ways to increase giving
- Create a Culture of Gratitude—why saying thank-you is critical
- Stewardship Is Discipleship—integrating stewardship in your spiritual growth programming
Includes your own custom Stewardship Analysis report.
Module 2: The Giving Program
Coaching and support to invite members and participants to intentionally and prayerfully consider their generosity, and encourage people to increase their giving.
- 2-hour online planning session for your 5-week giving program using Called to Be the Church
- Ongoing support during your program
- Celebrate and report your success
Watch for Called to Be the Church: The Journey in your region.
Called to Be the Church in Worship
Full 5-week liturgies, sermons, and youth resources to use throughout the year. See the new 2021 5-Week Worship Program in the Downloads below, and visit the Stewardship in Worship page for more resources.
For more information,
|Called to Be the Church 2021: Program Guide||1.03 MB|
|Called to Be the Church 2021: Quick Start Guide||3.83 MB|
|Called to Be the Church 2021: Planning Workbook||219.9 KB|
|Discipleship IS Stewardship: Five Sundays for Any Time of the Year||1.48 MB|
|Called to Be the Church 2021: Worship Sampler||1.84 MB|
|Called to Be: Sample Letters of Invitation||29.02 KB||Word|