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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  • A Fresh Look at Church Giving Trends

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Marcia Shetler, Executive Director/CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center, shares a fresh look at church giving trends. What can we learn about stewardship as we identify church giving trends? How does Christian giving compare to other types of philanthropy? Together, we will explore the answers to these questions. (52 words) 

  • 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 a Stewardship Survey Can Impact Your Ministry

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Rick Droog and Rodger Rice, Stewardship Consultants at Barnabas Foundation discuss how a stewardship survey can impact your ministry. Want to learn about a sure-fire way to kick start your church stewardship program? See how this online survey can be a helpful tool in your stewardship initiative. Discover how to implement this church stewardship survey and how your church’s unique survey results can help develop a Stewardship Strategic Action Plan. 

  • 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. 

  • Pointers for Creating Your Stewardship Sermon

    A presentation providing pointers for creating your stewardship sermon by Dr. Mike Graves.

  • 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