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2009 congregational economic impact story

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6695
Publication Date
c2009
Material Type
Downloaded document
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 772 C6L3 2009
Place
Indianapolis IN
Publisher
Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and The Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2009
Physical_Description
52 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm
Material Type
Downloaded document
Notes
Cover title.
"Changes in charitable giving have long been linked to changes in the overall economy. Research indicates that charitable giving is associated with personal income, gross domestic product, and changes in investment returns. In general, during times of strong economic growth, giving tends to increase, and during times of slower economic growth, philanthropy continues by at a modest rate of growth. Finally, during economic downturns, giving generally declines, even after adjusting for inflation. .... In this study, we examine how congregations have been affected by and have responded to the current recession, First, we observe how congregations were impacted financially by the economic downturn. We then examine what congregations have done for their communities and congregants in response to the recession. Finally, we look at which congregations have fared better during these difficult times." -- Intro.
"More than two-thirds of congregations in a new study on congregational finances in the current recession reported that their fundraising receipts increased or remained the same in the first half of 2009 compared to 2008, even as the recession was worsening. .... Almost 37 percent of congregations reported an increase in fundraising for the first half of 2009 over 2008. Another 34 percent of reported that fundraising receipts stayed the same between 2008 and the first half of 2009. Nevertheless, nearly 30 percent experienced a decrease in giving 2009. This is 8.1 percentage points more than reported a decline in 2008". From Press release dated 27 October 2009 at: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/economyGiving.aspx
Contents: Introduction -- Key Findings -- Impact of the Recession on Congregations -- Congregations' Responses to the Recession -- Lessons from the Recession -- Description of Congregational Respondents -- Methodology -- Conclusion.
Available for download at: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/fullreport.aspx
Press release about the Report laid in and available at: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/news/2009/10/pr-CongregationalEconImpactStudy.aspx
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Lake Institute on Faith and Giving (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Subjects
Christian giving - United States
Charitable contributions - United States
Church finance - United States
Church fund raising - United States
Stewardship, Christian
Generosity - Religious aspects - Christianity
United States - Economic conditions - 2001-2009
Call Number
BV 772 C6L3 2009
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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All for God's glory : redeeming church scutwork

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6410
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Publication Date
c2008
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Place
Herndon VA
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2008
Physical_Description
x, 170 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Louis B. Weeks".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170).
Scutwork "is the unwanted part of work -- for leaders in congregations usually the organization and administration of programs and services. And it consists in the necessary enduring of and sometimes the moderating of countless meetings, and the myriad phone and e-mail exchanges to get something 'on the table' for consideration let alone to get something accomplished. It is the budget keeping and the constant attention to communication. It frequently does not seem 'spiritual' in any way whatsoever, though perhaps Saint Benedict would say its repetitious drudgery helps people 'grow into Christ'. .... This book elaborates on some best practices in various areas of congregational life on the parts of pastors, professional and support staffs, and lay leaders of congregations. Indeed, in these situations and with these people, the motives and consequences for administration are thoroughly ministerial; they lead directly to pastoral care". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Louis Weeks -- "Bear one another's burdens": Church Administration and Pastoral Care -- "It is not right": The Ministerial Surprise of Scutwork -- "Take the purse": Has There Always Been Scutwork ? -- "Love binds everything together": Two Effective Congregations" -- "Lead us not into temptation": Temptations in Ministry -- "Glad and generous hearts": Governance that Grows Leaders -- "You visited me": Organizing Ministries for Visiting -- "Hearts Follow Treasure": Stewardship and Ministry -- "When you come together": Administration for Worship -- "Would that all .. were prophets": Give the Work to the People -- "Grace and peace to you": A Concluding Letter -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Author is an ordained Presbyterian pastor. -- back cover.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 379
Subjects
Church growth - United States
Protestant churches - United States
Church management
Church management - Presbyterian Church
Pastoral theology
Ministry
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Visitations (Church work)
Stewardship, Christian
Public worship - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
ISBN
978-1-56699-379-1
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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All for God's glory : redeeming church scutwork

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8155
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Publication Date
c2008
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Place
Herndon VA
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2008
Physical_Description
x, 170 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Louis B. Weeks".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170).
Scutwork "is the unwanted part of work -- for leaders in congregations usually the organization and administration of programs and services. And it consists in the necessary enduring of and sometimes the moderating of countless meetings, and the myriad phone and e-mail exchanges to get something 'on the table' for consideration let alone to get something accomplished. It is the budget keeping and the constant attention to communication. It frequently does not seem 'spiritual' in any way whatsoever, though perhaps Saint Benedict would say its repetitious drudgery helps people 'grow into Christ'. .... This book elaborates on some best practices in various areas of congregational life on the parts of pastors, professional and support staffs, and lay leaders of congregations. Indeed, in these situations and with these people, the motives and consequences for administration are thoroughly ministerial; they lead directly to pastoral care". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Louis Weeks -- "Bear one another's burdens": Church Administration and Pastoral Care -- "It is not right": The Ministerial Surprise of Scutwork -- "Take the purse": Has There Always Been Scutwork ? -- "Love binds everything together": Two Effective Congregations" -- "Lead us not into temptation": Temptations in Ministry -- "Glad and generous hearts": Governance that Grows Leaders -- "You visited me": Organizing Ministries for Visiting -- "Hearts Follow Treasure": Stewardship and Ministry -- "When you come together": Administration for Worship -- "Would that all .. were prophets": Give the Work to the People -- "Grace and peace to you": A Concluding Letter -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Author is an ordained Presbyterian pastor. -- back cover.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 379
Subjects
Church growth - United States
Protestant churches - United States
Church management
Church management - Presbyterian Church
Pastoral theology
Ministry
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Visitations (Church work)
Stewardship, Christian
Public worship - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
ISBN
978-1-56699-379-1
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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At ease : discussing money and values in small groups

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3216
Author
Ronsvalle, John
Publication Date
c1998
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BR 115 E3 R66 1998
Author
Ronsvalle, John
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c1998
Physical_Description
x, 110 p. ; 23 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] John and Sylvia Ronsvalle with U. Milo Kaufmann".
Includes bibliographical references, pp. [105]-110.
This book describes "a method for making people comfortable talking about the difficult issues of linking money and values. The method is based on congregational small group discussions that create support and trust to help individuals identify their fears and worries, as well as their attitudes on stewardship and support of the church. A series of questions leads participants by steps to new and increasingly probing conversations about these issues" -- inside front cover.
Contents: Frontispiece: A Litany -- Preface -- Part 1: Outline for Adventure -- You Are Invited ! -- Spiritual Dynamics -- The Purpose of Small Groups -- How to Use This Book -- Part Two: Topics for Consideration --Level 1 Overview: How Are We Supposed to Think About Money ? -- Level 2 Overview: Practical Issues of Stewardship and Budgeting -- Level 3 Overview: Exploring Discipleship -- Part 3: An Overview of Small Groups -- A Very Brief History of Small Groups -- How to Run an Effective Small Group Discussion -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Organizing a Small Group to Use This Book -- Selected Annotated Bibliography and Resource List.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 193
Added Entry
Ronsvalle, Sylvia
Kaufmann, U. Milo (Urlin Milo), 1934-
Alban Institute
Subjects
Money - Religious aspects - Christianity
Money - Moral and ethical aspects
Small groups - Religious aspects - Christianity
Stewardship, Christian
Stewardship education
ISBN
1-56699-202-8
Call Number
BR 115 E3 R66 1998
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Christian giving

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6822
Author
Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel, 1874-1945
Publication Date
c1954
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 772 A93 1954
Author
Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel, 1874-1945
Place
London
Publisher
United Society for Christian Literature [and] Lutterworth Press
Publication Date
c1954
Physical_Description
96 p. ; 18.2 x 12 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[B]y V.S. Azariah, late Bishop of Dornakal".
At. head of title: World Christian Books No. 2.
"World Christian Books. A series of books covering the whole range of the Christian faith in the modern world. Edited by Bishop Stephen Neill". -- p. [2].
"'Christian Giving' was written by Bishop Azariah in Tamil in 1939, in the months which followed the great meeting of the International Missionary Council at Tambaram near Madras. The book was quickly translated into Telugu; and before long there was a demand for an edition in English. The English version, of which the present book is a revision, was published before the end of 1939 by The Christian Literature Society for India". -- Foreword.
Contents: Preface by the General Editor / Stephen Neill, Bishop -- Foreword -- Memoir of V.S. Azariah -- To Keep the Church Going -- Giving Churches -- Causes of Inadequate Giving -- Scriptural Reasons for Giving -- Our Lord's Teaching about Money -- A Few Examples of Giving -- The Example of the Churches in Macedonia -- What is Meant by Giving to God ? -- Some Practical Suggestions.
Author was the first Bishop of Dornakal in the Anglican Church of India, Pakistan and Burma, later the Church of South India.
Series
World Christian books ; 2
Subjects
Christian giving
Stewardship, Christian
Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel, 1874-1945
Call Number
BV 772 A93 1954
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Congregations at the crossroads : remembering to be households of God

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6555
Author
Vallet, Ronald E., 1929-2018
Publication Date
c1998
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 772 V25 1998
Author
Vallet, Ronald E., 1929-2018
Place
Grand Rapids MI and Manlius NY
Publisher
William B. Eerdmans and REV/Rose Publishing
Publication Date
c1998
Physical_Description
xvi, 240 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Ronald E. Vallet".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-235) and index.
This volume "presents a coherent, comprehensive statement of a theology of stewardship that is geared to the real life and practice of the church. Vallet has thought long and well about the cultural setting and crisis of the 'oldline' churches in North America, and has come to see that the consumer culture around us is slowly eroding our passion for giving and undermining the convictions that make giving a sustainable mode of life. .... Vallet arrives at the inescapable conclusion that the church as a giving community marked by passion and generosity is indeed an alternative community, alternative to the 'bread and circuses' ambience of dominant culture. There is in his argument deep theological and christological roots and profound ecclesial implications. But none of this is in the least way obscure, technical, or esoteric". -- Foreword.
Contents: An Overview of the Faith's Horizons Series / Ronald E. Vallet, general editor of the Faith's Horizons series -- Foreword dated February 5, 1997 / Walter Brueggemann -- Introduction: Forgetting or Remembering ? -- A Biblical Basis for Stewardship -- Fantasies and Fears About Money in the Congregations -- Past and Prevailing Concepts and Practices of Church Giving in North America -- The Church Caught in Modernity: A Household of Amnesia -- Characteristics and Rules of the Household of God -- Life and Work of the Congregation as a Household of God -- Worship in the Household of God -- Roles of the Pastor and Laity -- The Household of God: A Living Household -- Appendix One: A Sermon: "Jesus: An Alternative to Bread, Circuses, and Political Power" -- Appendix Two: A Sermon: "Economic Dimensions of the Lord's Prayer" -- Select Bibliography -- Subject Index -- Index of Scripture References.
Series
Faith's horizons series
Subjects
Stewardship, Christian
Church
ISBN
0-8028-4367-0 (pbk)
Call Number
BV 772 V25 1998
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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The covenant plan for the every member canvass and for smaller congregations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog43
Author
Hobbs, W. Ebert (William Ebert), 1924-
Publication Date
1987
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
BV 652.3 H62 1987
Author
Hobbs, W. Ebert (William Ebert), 1924-
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Book Centre
Publication Date
1987
Physical_Description
94 p. ; 20.8 x 13.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Ebert Hobbs".
"This manual contains all the essentials for an effective Every Member Canvass, but leaves room for individual congregations to make adaptations and use their own unique resources. It covers the details of organizing and operating a five-week Every Member Canvass, including background information, suggested resources and a list of program options. .... The Covenant Plan is in keeping with the mission of the Church, based on good planning procedures and helpful to persons who are concerned with developing relevant and vital programs in parishes of all sizes. It is not intended to be the only valid approach to stewardship in the local congregation, but it is one which has been used successfully in a number of parishes". -- Intro.
Contents divided into two parts: The Covenant Plan for the Every Member Canvas [sic i.e. canvass] -- The Covenant Plan for Smaller Congregations.
Contents of The Covenant Plan for the Every Member Canvas section: Introduction -- Basic Goals of the Covenant Plan -- Organization of the Covenant Plan -- Rector's Role -- Duties of the General Chairperson -- Involving the Youth -- Materials and Training Resources -- The Proposal Committee -- The Communication Committee -- Special Events Committee -- Contact Committee -- Alternatives to a Visit to Every Home -- Followthrough -- Year-Round Stewardship Emphasis -- Appendix A: Home Meetings -- Appendix B: Sample Proposal -- Appendix C: Suggested Service for Commissioning of Visitors -- Appendix D: Suggested Form of Service for Dedication of Commitment Cards -- Appendix E: [Sample letters] -- Appendix F: Sample Design for a Master Parish List -- Stewardship Program Chart.
Contents of The Covenant Plan for Smaller Congregations section: How Do We Organize ? -- The Second General Committee Meeting -- Year-Round Stewardship -- Stewardship Program Chart -- Other books available from the Anglican Book Centre.
Author is an Anglican priest who "became director of Information and Stewardship and then national director of Anglicans in Mission for the Anglican Church of Canada and is now vice-president of Community Charitable Counselling Service". -- back cover.
Subjects
Canvassing (Church work)
Visitations (Church work)
Stewardship, Christian
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Canvassing (Church work) - Anglican Church of Canada
Visitations (Church work) - Anglican Church of Canada
Stewardship, Christian - Anglican Church of Canada
ISBN
0-919891-74-8
Call Number
BV 652.3 H62 1987
Location
General Synod Archives
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Creating congregations of generous people

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3418
Author
Durall, Michael
Publication Date
c1999
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 772 D8C7 1999
Author
Durall, Michael
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c1999
Physical_Description
xii, 104 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Michael Durall".
Includes bibliographical references (p. [101]-104).
"Asking parishioners for money is very different from creating congregations of generous people. In this provocative book, Michael Durall argues convincingly that annual pledge drives inadvertently perpetuates low-level and same-level giving in congregations. Written with the voice of experience, this book will help clergy and lay leaders initiate and sustain effective stewardship programs. Durall believes that asking for money eventually becomes routine, even tedious -- but creating a congregation of generous people becomes ever more meaningful with passing time." -- inside front cover.
Contents: Preface: What This Book Is All About -- Acknowledgements -- PART I: Raising Money in Religious Communities -- What Kind of People Do We Want to Become ? -- The Typical Pledge Drive, Alas ! -- Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Stewardship -- What Can Churches Ask Parishioners to Give ? -- The Budget Isn't Really That Important -- The Minister's Role in Fund-Raising -- PART II: Putting a Long-Term Stewardship Program in Place -- The Essential Checklist: Important Things to Know -- Implementing a 12-Month Stewardship Plan -- Notes.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 211
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Subjects
Christian giving
Church finance
Church fund raising
Stewardship, Christian
Generosity - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
1-56699-220-6
Call Number
BV 772 D8C7 1999
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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The crisis in the churches : spiritual malaise, fiscal woe

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2922
Author
Wuthnow, Robert, 1946-
Publication Date
1997
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 772 W87 1997
Author
Wuthnow, Robert, 1946-
Place
New York NY and London
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
1997
Physical_Description
xii, 291 p. ; 24 x 15.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Robert Wuthnow".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography: pp. 279-285.
"Why is it hard to write about the crisis in America's churches ? The main reason is that the crisis is financial -- not just in dollars and cents but in the ways in which clergy are addressing the vital relationships between faith and such topics as stewardship, money, work, giving, and economic justice. .... Clergy are reluctant to talk about finances because they know this topic makes people uncomfortable." -- Preface, p. vi.
Contents: Preface / R.W. -- Introduction -- Hard Times in Paradise -- Anatomy of the Crisis -- The Spiritual Dilemma of the Middle Class -- What the Clergy are Saying -- Meeting Needs in the Workplace -- Picking Up the Pieces -- The Demise of Stewardship -- Money Matters -- The Gospel of Giving -- Giving to the Poor -- Working for Social Justice -- Strategies for Survival -- Methodology -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
Subjects
Church finance - United States - History - 20th century
United States - History - 20th century
Middle class - United States - History - 20th century
Church finance - United States
Spirituality
Clergy - United States
Work - Religious aspects - Christianity
Stewardship, Christian
Money - Religious aspects - Christianity
Christian giving - United States
Church work with the poor - United States
Social justice - United States
ISBN
0-19-511020-X
Call Number
BV 772 W87 1997
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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