Stewardship Resources

Consecration Sunday

Financial planning

Books and magazines

Websites

Additional resources

  • Online Stewardship Survey for Churches (cost: $7 per respondent; $300 plus travel costs for consultation; offered through the Barnabas Foundation)
  • ChurchEXCEL (the RCA and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability are partnering to offer free resources on church finance, governance, and gift administration)
  • Grace Period (an alternative to high-interest payday loans; maybe your church could start a similar program in your neighborhood)
  • Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity (CCCG, an RCA learning community focused on growing a culture of generosity in congregations): contact Ken Eriks at keriks@rca.org or 616-541-0872

Barnabas Foundation

The RCA is a member of the Barnabas Foundation. This membership gives RCA churches and organizations access to quality stewardship education resources, development programs and, from time to time, church conferences and events.

The Barnabas Foundation approaches its work with churches from a Christian perspective based on two key principles:

  • Stewardship is a way of life.
  • Living generously is an expression of God's love.

Stewardship of our resources recognizes and reflects God's ownership of all things. Since stewardship development and education is a core value of the Barnabas Foundation, they serve as a catalyst for churches to develop good stewards based on God's ownership of everything, our role as his managers, and our desire to use all the gifts he has given us to honor him.

Generosity Strategies & Tactics

Generosity Strategies & Tactics is an ongoing series of articles and podcast episodes to equip pastors and church leaders to create cultures of generosity in their congregations.