DIY Small Church Learning Resources: Stewardship

Funding the vision and keeping the church building heated - perennial topics of conversation among small church boards across New England. We've collected some resources for your team to consider as you approach stweardship season. And if you have questions about stewardship in your unique setting, contact jsullivan [at] uua [dot] org (Joe Sullivan), our region's program lead for congregational stewardship.

Stewarding our money.... 

Why We Stoped Passing the Offering Plate: This blog post shares the experienc of one church which decided to change their relationship to the Sunday offering. Might this sort of reimagining work in your small church setting? Might it be worth a several month experiment.

Stewarding our building....

Small Town Churches Embracing Identity as Sacred Space: Blog post about how your congregation can steward your church building as a holder of sacred space in your community. How is your church using its building and spiritual authority as a moral voice in your town? 

In Defense of the Building: Blog post about being in right relationship with your church building and envisioning it not as an historical artifact but as a tool to help magnify your ministry in your community.