"New Consecration Sunday"approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardshipfrom a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses onthe question, "What is God calling me to do?" rather than, "What does the churchneed in order to pay its bills?"
The "New Consecration Sunday StewardshipProgram" is a proven winner; it has helped thousands ofcongregations increase financial giving by 15% to 30% Therevised edition features a CD-ROM that includes the audio overview of the program aswell as a PowerPoint presentation and editable letters and communication tools. How-to instructions are based on the author's conversationswith thousands of clergy, stewardship team leaders, and guest leaders.
What do I need to getstarted? Order the program book(ISBN 978-0-687-64437-7) and gather a team. Purchase copies of the"Team Member Manual "(ISBN978-0-687-64447-6), one for each member of your team. These resources providecomplete instructions for implementing the program successfully. Order additional Estimate of Giving Cards (ISBN978-0-687-06406-9) Pkg. of 100 Does it work? Thousands of congregations have experienced 15% to 30% increases infinancial giving with the "New Consecration Sunday StewardshipProgram" the first year plus additional significantincreases in subsequent years of its use. Onecongregation obtained these impressive multi-year results: First year, a 14.4%increase in giving; second year, 10.3% increase; third year, 13.4% increase; fourthyear, 13.6%; and fifth year, 19.6% increase. A congregation'sfinancial secretary said, "More than two-thirds of our households made some degreeof annual increase each year we used Consecration Sunday. And each year we used theprogram, four to six additional households decided to tithe (some of those donorsgrew from giving 4 percent of their income to giving 10 percent of their income)." The independent research firm, Perdue Research Group, interviewed people in one hundred and fifty congregations that used ConsecrationSunday during the past several years. All churches reported an increase in givingand 45% of the churches reported increases of 20 to 25%.
Herb Miller is an internationally recognizedauthority in congregational health and effectiveness. More than two million clergyand lay leaders in twenty-five denominations read "The ParishPaper," which he co-edits with Lyle E. Schaller. His sixteen books include"Fishing on the Asphalt," "Church PersonalityMatters ," "The Vital Congregation," "Connectingwith God," and "Full Disclosure: Everything the Bible Says aboutFinancial Giving."