Your financial support and partnerships really do make a difference.
As part of their participation in ESC's Network for Growing Stewards, many individuals and organizations contribute to ESC's mission and ministry. Financial gifts provide essential income for the development of accessible, relevant, and affordable resources, events, and services. Those who financially support ESC view generous giving and faithful stewardship as transformative spiritual practices common to all in the Christian faith.
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center encourages the development of generous giving and faithful stewardship as transformative spiritual practices for Christian faith communities and their leaders. The Ecumenical Stewardship Center envisions generous giving and faithful stewardship as:
• a recognition that God is the author of all life;
• a response to the gift of God’s grace;
• a channel through which God’s generosity can flow and God’s love can be shared;
• a spiritual discipline at the center of Christian discipleship;
• a responsibility of every follower of Jesus Christ.
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center lives out its mission and vision with a view of ecumenism as God’s gift, and with actions that are generous, collaborative, innovative, and prophetic.
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center welcomes supporters and partners who share this vision and affirm this mission. You have the opportunity to participate in a vital, far-reaching network that witnesses to the unity of the body of Christ and the value of faithful stewardship ministries.
Denominational Partners: Historically, the members of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center have been comprised of the primary stewardship offices of Christian denominations in the United States and Canada. In covenant, each of these members contributes organizationally, creatively, and financially in the common stewardship ministry of ESC. Each member denomination provides a representative to the Ecumenical Stewardship Center Advisory Council, which offers a place for denominational collaboration and takes an active role in shaping ESC's programs. In addition, Denominational Partners receive significant discounts on the purchase of ESC resources.
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center welcomes inquiries from Christian denominations and faith groups regarding joining our Network of Growing Stewards through denominational partnership. Please contact us for more information.
Associate Partners: The Ecumenical Stewardship Center welcomes stewardship-related organizations as Associate Partners. Ecumenical Stewardship Center Associate Partners have the opportunity to participate in a vital, far-reaching network that witnesses to the unity of the body of Christ and the value of faithful stewardship ministries. Associate Partners are asked to make an annual $500 contribution. The Ecumenical Stewardship Center gives visibility to Associate Partners through inclusion on the ESC website, offering a complimentary table display at ESC events, and providing five complimentary copies of Giving magazine. Visit our Associate Partners page to learn more.
Judicatory Partners: Judicatories can partner with ESC to provide stewardship resources for their congregations at significant discounts. Visit our Judicatory Partners page to learn more.
Congregational and Individual Partnerships: Congregations and individuals can become ESC partners and receive various benefits and discounts. Visit the Congregational Partners and Individual Partners pages to learn more.
Financial Gifts: The Ecumenical Stewardship Center welcomes and encourages individual gifts that allow ESC to further expand its reach by fostering new relationships and developing new stewardship initiatives. Financial gift donations are tax-deductible for US contributors. The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Illinois. To make a donation, click here.