Please join us Saturday, August 14th, (8:30am-11:30am) for our first ever Generosity Conference. The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma partnered with Horizons Stewardship to offer you, our congregations, and parishioners this FREE online conference to assist you with this year’s annual stewardship campaign (all are welcome, there is not limit to people and congregations who want to attend).
Kristine Miller, Partner at Horizons Stewardship, will guide us through the five philanthropic disciplines of vital churches: Keeping it Spiritual, Telling Your Story, Making the Ask, Building Donor Relationships, and lastly, Measuring Effectiveness. Utilizing the Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) resources, you will receive a timeline and strategy for effectively increasing annual pledges, including how to assess your success. Please register below. We can’t wait to see you there!
8:30-8:40 Welcome: Tyler Davis, Director of Stewardship & Development
Opening Remarks & Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Poulson Reed, Bishop8:40-8:45 Introduction & Schedule Overview: Kristine Miller, Partner, Horizons8:45-9:15 The Philanthropic Landscape & the Five Disciplines of Vital ChurchesIn this session, we will review the current philanthropic landscape andnoteworthy trends that impact giving to the church. We will also describe theFive Disciples for growing generosity in your church: Keeping it Spiritual, TellingYour Story, Making the Ask, Building Donor Relationships, and MeasuringEffectiveness. Effective strategies in each of these five areas will shift yourchurch’s generosity culture and help you grow giving to the next level.9:15-9:45 The First of the Five Disciplines: Keeping it Spiritual and Telling Your StoryA deeper dive into why and how to keep generosity grounded in gratitude,revealed through prayer, and lived in faith. Discussion of the connectionbetween growth and giving and our journey as disciples. Also, a look at theimportance of telling your ministry story and the many ways in which churchescan encourage generosity through storytelling.9:45-10:00 Break10:00-10:45 Making the Ask, Building Donor Relationships, & Measuring EffectivenessThis session will focus on how to make the ask in a variety of ways and how todevelop deep personal relationships with givers. Finally, we will share how tomeasure the effectiveness of your generosity strategies to ensure true culturechange.10:45-11:15 Developing an Effective Annual Pledge CampaignUsing TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) materials, we will share atimeline and strategy for effectively increasing annual pledges, including how toassess your success.11:15-11:30 Questions & AnswersAdditional resources providedHow to do an effective Offering Talk – HandoutHow to thank givers – Videos
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