Annual Giving

Through our comprehensive resources and library of turn-key annual giving resources, churches are invited to choose the theme and focus that works best for their culture and context. Each program offers a separate logo specification document, so that ministry leaders may expand church-wide communications with matching fonts, colors, and other details.

How do you know what to choose?

It’s important to ask yourself, “When was the last time we made a discernible pivot in our fall annual giving?”  Even when an annual giving ministry works really well, churches should change plans about every three years so everyone involved can experience God’s call in new and engaging ways. Because we model what we teach, two different approaches are available!

  • Proportional Giving: Our first liturgical cycle of annual giving materials (2016 – 2018) draws themes from Holy Eucharist liturgy and focuses on proportional giving.
  • Visual Storytelling: Our second liturgical cycle (2019 – 2021) draws themes from our Holy Baptism liturgy, with a focus on visual storytelling through the use of ministry icons.
  • Transition: In 2022, we heartily acknowledge the transitions that are occurring in our world due to the coronavirus and within our diocese as we elect a new Bishop Diocesan. We also recognize the many transitions churches have undergone through clergy retirements, as well as, increasing changes to church demographics.

In addition, the Diocese of Virginia is a member of TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship). This means that all of our congregations have free access to their member-only materials. Contact us for password-protected information.

We have webinars for narrative budgets and visual budgets. We have communications ready for you to tailor to your context. We have options for blessings and prayers – and more of all of these to come. Take a look around and contact us if you have any questions.

Our fall 2022 programDo Not Be Afraid, reflects the transformation and encouragement of the many voices who come as messengers in our lives and remind us that God’s love is greater than the fear we may be feeling.

What was different in 2022? There was a lot of transition in our lives, so we built on the skills we’ve learned over the past six years. Bringing along the stewardship best practices your congregation has learned and continue to grow your communication skills to build your best annual giving campaign yet! 

VISUAL STORYTELLING FOCUS
Our fall 2021 programBroken Open, is based on the words from Holy Eucharist. “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had
given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”  ~ Matthew 26:26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPORTIONAL GIVING FOCUS
Our fall 2018 program, based on the post-communion prayer, which
includes, “Send us now into the world in peace…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISUAL STORYTELLING FOCUS
Our fall 2020 program, based on the opening words to Holy Baptism,
“There is one Body and one Spirit; There is one hope in God’s call to
us; One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism; One God and Father of all.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPORTIONAL GIVING FOCUS
Our fall 2017 program, based on the opening Collect for Purity, “Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid …”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISUAL STORYTELLING FOCUS
Our fall 2019 program, based on the post-baptism prayer, “give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere,
a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPORTIONAL GIVING FOCUS
Our fall 2016 program, based on the offertory sentence, “Walk in love as Christ loves us and gave himself for us…”

 

Yearly Resources for Fall Stewardship