Barnabas Foundation offers a variety of educational, planning and marketing resources to support your church or ministry’s stewardship and Planned Giving efforts.

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  • Church Stewardship Development Ideas

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Rick Droog, Stewardship Consultant at Barnabas Foundation discusses Church stewardship development ideas. The best ideas are those that have already been tested. In his work with numerous churches, Rick Droog has gained first-hand experience with techniques and approaches that produce results. In this webinar, he will share stories and ideas that have positively impacted church stewardship development. Get ready for a lot of practical suggestions and some great ideas!

  • Clergy Finance: Pointers for Pastors & Church Leaders

    This webinar discusses clergy finance: pointers for Pastors and Church leaders with John Bolt.

  • Generosity: What’s Age Got to Do with It?

    This webinar discusses generosity and age with Karl Travis.

  • How to Create and Use a Narrative Budget

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Rick Droog, Stewardship Consultant at Barnabas Foundation discusses how to create and use a narrative budget. When proposing annual budgets, most church leaders present their congregations with various line items and lots of numbers. A popular and extremely effective approach currently being used is to “tell the story” behind the numbers. This is referred to as a Narrative Budget, and it provides your congregation with a vision of your ministry, rather than just a spreadsheet of line items.


  • How to Keep Stewardship Alive in Your Church Year-Round

    Are you finding it hard to move beyond an occasional stewardship sermon or adult ed class on stewardship? Listen to this 60-minute webinar presentation with Laura DeVries and discover how Barnabas Foundation’s Church Stewardship Calendar is an excellent tool to include in your church stewardship initiative all year long!

  • How to Strengthen Stewardship in Your Church

    This webinar discusses how to strengthen stewardship in your church with Bruce Barkhauer.

  • Mapping your Congregation’s Assets

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Fred Milligan, Stewardship Consultant at Barnabas Foundation discusses mapping your congregation’s assets. Asset Mapping is a term which arrived in the not-for-profit world a number of years ago as community development leaders sought ways to move economically distressed communities from a scarcity mentality focused primarily on their needs to an abundance mentality focused on their existing resources.  Applying this technique to church stewardship attitudes and practices is relatively new and holds potential for helping churches operate out of an abundance mentality. 

  • Money Talk: Questions Your Congregation Ask When You’re Not in the Room

    Webinar (For Churches)

    We have hundreds of candid and healthy conversations with believers about money every year. More often than not, they’re talking with us about how and why they intend to bless (or not) their local churches through their God-given resources. 

    In this webinar, Barnabas Foundation planners will share information and stories about the conversations we’re having with the people in your congregation in the process charitable planning. 

    • What questions do they ask? 
    • What do they wish they’d hear from their pastors and church leaders? 
    • What inspires people to invest in their local churches – and what keeps them from giving more? 

  • Seven Marks of a Steward Leader

    In this webinar, Dr. R. Scott Rodin details the challenges we all face on the journey of becoming more faithful “steward leaders.”

  • Stewardship Basics Series - Part 1

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Rick Droog and Rodger Rice, Stewardship Consultants with Barnabas Foundation discuss the five keys to a more generous church. How do you spread a vision for biblical stewardship in an uncertain economy?

    View this webinar and you’ll learn:

    • Updates on the current stewardship landscape and how it impacts your church
    • How to spread an inspiring vision (and do more with less!)
    • Proven approaches for building leadership support
    • How to engage hearts (not just wallets) with a stewardship team
    • Practical tools and next steps to get started


  • Stewardship Basics Series - Part 2

    This webinar discusses Stories From Churches Like Yours with Mike Koetje and Lyle Ahrenholz.

  • Stewardship Basics Series - Part 3

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Karen Layland and Laura DeVries discuss nurturing stewardship as a core value.

    Discover:

    • How to make stewardship part of your Church’s DNA
    • Practical resources you can use today to grow generosity in your church
    • How every ministry in your church can reflect stewardship as a core value
    • And much more!