It is fun to do nice things for people—even people we do not know well. Share the Gift is built on the premise that people enjoy being nice to one another.
The Share the Gift response method uses an every home visit model. The visits can be done by designated teams or “chain-style” by creating lists where one household passes to the next. Visits are short and accompanied by a small gift, information about the congregation, and an invitation to give with commitment card. With “chain-style” visits, households can choose their own small gift to share with the next household. Financial commitments are shared during a final Commitment Sunday worship service.
- No specific scripture
- Response Method:
- Every Home Visit
The Starter Kit contains digital files of materials to engage your congregation in your stewardship emphasis: bulletin inserts, commitment cards, themed letterhead and envelopes, and more. They are designed for in-house use and are not guaranteed for successful use by commercial printers.
The Share the Gift Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- commitment card
- four bulletin inserts
- letterhead and matching envelopes
- bulletin cover in 8.5 x 14″ and 8.5 x 11″ formats
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the Share the Gift stewardship emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation Magazine – Volume 2: Share the Gift.
After your payment is received, you will receive an automatic email from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center with the subject line “Your Ecumenical Stewardship Center order from Month Day, Year is complete.” This email will contain website links to all resources that you ordered. Click on the link and use the procedures of your particular browser to download the files.
If you ordered physical products as well then your order will not be considered complete until those items can be mailed out.