Members of this team work together to evoke and promote the expression of Christian faith in daily living; to teach the Christian use of time, talent and treasure; to diffuse the knowledge of the congregation's local, national and worldwide ministries; and to lead all its members to higher levels of proportionate giving for the Lord's work. We are also responsible in leading the congregation members into a spirit of generosity and informed, committed and grateful giving.
The Stewardship Team meets for about an hour 8 times a year to share ideas and work out details of our Year Round Stewardship programs. In addition, groups in charge of special projects meet as needed. Time commitments vary depending on how many projects members work on.
Stewardship events include a Fall Stewardship Campaign which begins with Faith's Connections Sunday (an opportunity for all members of Faith to volunteer to serve on ministry teams) and is followed by an Annual Financial Response (an opportunity to for members to share their giving plans).
Stewardship Team members work on updating the "Volunteer Opportunities" brochure, bookmark, promotions and signage. Each year we prepare a new Annual Financial Response program. Preparation for the Fall Stewardship Campaign starts in spring and continues through late summer.
Oktoberfest Gala and Silent Auction, our annual Fundraising Dinner, is co-sponsored with the Fellowship Team and Thrivent. Oktoberfest is always great fun for everyone who attends. Ticket proﬁts support the kitchen fund, Silent Auction proceeds go to the General Fund. Team members start preparing for this event in April.
Winter and Spring events and projects change every year.