General Stewardship

Congregational How To

Money Management

Theology, Philosophy and Ethics

Videos and Audio Cassettes

Study Guides, Posters, Bulletin Inserts, Newsletters, Etc.

General Stewardship

Brackett, The Rev. John K. On the Pilgrim's Way: Christian Stewardship and the Tithe. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1996.
(EPS 52-0110)

*Basinger, Rebekah and Jeavons, Thomas. Growing Giver's Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000.

Callahan, Kennon L. Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.

Durall, Michael. Creating Congregations of Generous People: Money, Faith and Lifestyle Series. Bethesda: Alban Institute, Inc., 1999.

Foster, Richard. Challenge of a Disciplined Life - Money, Sex and Power. San Francisco: Harper, 1989.

Hoge, Dean, Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue. Money Matters -- Personal Giving in American Churches. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

Hoge, Dean, Patrick McNamara and Charles Zech. Plain Talk About Churches and Money. Bethesda: Alban Institute, Inc., 1997.

Hudnet-Beumler, James. Generous Saints. Bethesda: Alban Institute, Inc., 1999.

McNamara, Patrick H. More than Money: Portraits of Transformative Stewardship -- Money, Faith and Lifestyle Series. Bethesda: Alban Institute, Inc., 1999.

*McNaughton, John. More Blessed to Give. Church Publishing Company, 2002. Orignally published as Stewardship: Myth and Methods in 1975, reprinted as Money Is Not a Four-Letter Word, revised and updates as More Blessed to Give in 1983, this wonderful book has been reissued once again in 2002.

Meeks, M. Douglas. God the Economist, The Doctrine of God and Political Economy. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1989.

Ronsvalle, John and Sylvia. Behind the Stained Glass Windows. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1996.

At Ease Discussing Money and Values in Small Groups. Bethesda: Alban Institute, Inc., 1998.

*Schaller, Lyle E. The New Context for Ministry Abingdon Press, 2002

Vallet, Ronald E. Stepping Stones of the Steward. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989.

Vallet, Ronald E. The Steward Living in Covenant. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001.

Van Benschoten, Jr., A.Q. What the Bible Says About Stewardship: You Are In Charge of God's Gifts to You. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1983.
  Westerhoff, The Rev. Dr. John H. Grateful and Generous Hearts. St. Luke's Press, 2001, Morehouse Publishing 2002

* Recent additions to the list that come highly recommended.

Congregational How To

Brown, Keith B. On the Road Again -- Managing Evangelism and Stewardship for the Kingdom. New York: Church Publishing, 2001.

Cloughen Jr., The Rev. Charles. One Minute Stewardship Sermons. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1997.

Edwards, Lloyd, Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts, Cowley Publications, 1988.

Geitz, Elizabeth Rankin. Entertaining Angels - Hospitality Programs for the Caring Church. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1993.

Gordon, David W. A Plan for Stewardship Education and Development Through the Year. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 2001.
Gossen, Thomas R. and Lonnie Schreiber.
---. Joyful Giving - A Manual for Stewardship Development in the Congregation. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1998. (EPS 52-0109 or TENS)
Companion workbooks are also available. These workbooks offer step-by-step planning and organizing tips for a successful commitment program. They will help you identify which commitment program is right for your congregation this year.

The Festive Meal Commitment Program - Gathering for Inspiration, Information and Celebration. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1999. (EPS 52-0012 )

Gossen, Thomas R. and Bruce A Rockwell. The Cottage Meeting Commitment Program. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1998.(EPS 52-0011 or TENS)

The Faithful Member Home Visitation. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1997
(EPS 52-0010).

The Home-to-Home Commitment Program. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1999.
(EPS 52-0008)

The Personal Note Commitment Program. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1999.
(EPS 52-0009 or TENS)

Joiner, Donald W. and Norma Wimberly. The Abingdon Guide to Funding Ministry. 3 vols. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995.

Rusbult, Richard E. A Workbook on Biblical Stewardship. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994
Wilson, Marlene. How to Mobilize Church Volunteers. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1983.

Money Management

Burkett, Larry, The Financial Planning Workbook: A Family Budgeting Guide Adapted for the Diocese of Atlanta
(EPS 52-9806)

Dayton, Howard. Your Money Counts. Longwood: Crown Ministries, Inc., 1996

Dominguez, Joe & Robin, Vicki, Your Money or Your Life, Penguin Books, 1992.

* Klainer, Pamela, How Much Is Enough: Harness the Power of Your Money Story and Change Your Life, Basic Books, 2002.

Vallet, Ronald E. and Charles E. Zech. The Mainline Church

Theology, Philosophy and Ethics

Bass, Dorothy C., ed. Practicing Our Faith. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Capon, Robert. Health, Money and Love - And Why We Don't Enjoy Them. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1990.

Needleman, Jacob. Money and the Meaning of Life. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

Vincent, Mark. A Christian View of Money - Celebrating God's Generosity. Scottsdale: Herald Press, 1997.

Videos and Audio Cassettes

Economics and the Bread of Life. Theologian Walter Brueggemann presented these two hour long presentations to a gathering of stewardship leaders in 1999. He traces the distinctions between the economy of the world and the economy of the kingdom of God. (EPS 52-0006)

A Life of Stewardship. The Right Rev. William G. Burrill (Rochester, retired, currently Assisting Bishop in Arizona) offers a theology of stewardship and suggest ways we can grow into the people God has created us to be.
(EPS 52-8727)

Marked as Christ's Own Bishop Burrill reminds us that living into our baptismal promises makes us more loving, thankful stewards. (EPS 52-9013)

Loose Connections. This 15-minute video captures a frank discussion between a busy professional and a man named Jesus, who she thinks is an auto mechanic. The video may help you explore new ways to tighten up your connection to God. Performance by Friends of the Groom, produced by TENS
(EPS 52-9812)

The Lord's Prayer. Find out what happens when you begin "Our Father, who art in heaven," and the Father answers! Performed by Friends of the Groom. Produced by TENS
(EPS 52-9811)
Stewardship as Choice A nine-minute video focused on the choices we make about God and money. Designed as a homily or as a discussion starter for a small group. Presented by Terry Parsons, Stewardship Officer for the Episcopal Church

Study Guides, Posters, Bulletin Inserts,Newsletters, Etc.


Bulletin Inserts -A set of twelve inserts based on different passages of scripture $2.50 (EPS 52-0018)



Living Our Covenant with God - a study guide for small group discussion of the nature and implications of God's covenant. $2.50 (EPS 52-0014)


Living with Money - An ecumenical adult education course for congregations that examines the subject of money in the context of Christian faith. The four to six-week course is designed to fit into the Sunday morning education time. The complete package includes four video segments to introduce sessions, a participant journal with Bible studies and twelve essays and leader's guide. $125 per set. Available from The Episcopal Media Center, 1-800-229-3788,

  Stewardship Triennial Theme Materials: Poster
A set of five posters each of which asks one of the five questions from our Baptismal Covenant. $5.00 set of five (EPS 52-0015)

Tipping Tithing Card - credit card size card with a tipping guide on one side and a tithing guide on the other. Just the thing for a stewards's wallet! $1.00 for 50
(EPS 52-0108)