It’s August! With people returning from vacation, Sunday schools starting up, choirs beginning rehearsal, and committee groups reconvening, our churches will soon be buzzing with activity. Amidst this there is, of course, the 2019 annual giving campaign that must be planned.
Before diving into the seven specific programs outlined below, let me share a word about annual stewardship campaigns. Most of them include 4 weeks of material for a program, but please consider your context. How long will it take to get ready? What will need to be prepared ahead of time? What about…
Pledge letter or pledge cards?
Promotion via website, social media, newsletter, emails, and worship bulletins?
All these require some planning ahead of time, preferably with a team and a chairperson. If you don’t have one, begin recruiting a chairperson right now. Meet as early as possible with your team to get the planning going.