A Complete Guide to Congregational Stewardship
by Wayne B. Clark, Ph. D.
Beyond Fundraising moves congregations from a myth of scarcity to a culture that welcomes, and even expects, a focus on the reality of abundance. Clark suggests that we diminish our emphasis on money by putting fundraising under the umbrella of spiritual stewardship. Beyond Fundraising introduces a new and comprehensive stewardship development program called Forward Through the Ages (FORTH) that puts money in perspective by making it one of five components of stewardship development: stewardship education; joyful giving; ministry and good works; annual budget drive; and planned giving.
“Beyond Fundraising has everything your congregation needs to know about successful and meaningful stewardship. This invaluable resource is a must read for every finance and stewardship committee, perhaps the only book you will ever need on the subject. I will definitely recommend it to my own congregation!”
─Harold E. Babcock, Minister, First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, Newburyport, Massachusetts
“Grounded in his own experience as a widely respected and successful fundraising consultant, and inspired by real vision rather than just wishful thinking, Clark presents a comprehensive stewardship strategy that will work for all congregations, irrespective of their size, composition or location.”
─Stefan M. Jonasson, UUA Director for Large Congregations
“Beyond Fundraising will be the essential manual for congregational leaders embracing a change in their stewardship culture. . . . Every board and finance committee member in my congregation will be receiving a copy.”
─Naomi King, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church, Utica, New York
Purchase your copy of Beyond Fundraising at the UUA Bookstore.