Year Round Education

Year-round stewardship education emphasizes a proper theology about giving and encourage a greater commitment to sharing gifts of time, talent and treasure.

Parishes across the Diocese have participated in a year-round stewardship education and development program. They follow a model called “A Plan for Stewardship Education and Development through the Year,” developed by the Rev. David Gordon with the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

There are three key components:

  1. Developing a consciousness about stewardship that’s celebrated week after week.
  2. Creating a parish narrative budget on an annual basis.
  3. Introducing proportionate giving as a means of ensuring ongoing and new creative ministry opportunities in the parish.

Experiences vary, but these outcomes are typical:

  • clarity in parish vision
  • higher volunteer participation
  • an enhanced sense of ownership in the ministries of the parish
  • development of a volunteer databank
  • 40% participation rate in a pledging campaign, with an average 15% increase in givings

As part of its mandate, the Stewardship Development department encourages stewardship education Diocese-wide. It’s important that all parishes have access to programs and resources that help them work through their challenges and build vibrant faith communities.

For more information, contact Peter Misiaszek, Director of Stewardship Development, at 416-363-6021, ext. 246 (1-800-668-8932).