Friday, March 13, 2020

Holy Currencies - Stewardship 365

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Commission on Stewardship

"Holy Currencies"- Stewardship 365

February 7, 2020
The Cathedral of St. Philip

Holy Currencies - Resources

Click here to find out more about Holy Currencies

Click here to read The Rev. Dr. Eric Law's excerpt on the "Currency of Money"

Click here to see the list and descriptions of the "Holy Currencies"

Holy Currencies is a holistic model for stewardship and congregational vitality, moving beyond “time, talent, and treasure” to create missional and sustainable ministries. This model with its processes, enables church leaders to understand, develop, and utilize five other kinds of currencies besides money that are essential for creating sustainable and missional ministries.  These currencies are: Time & Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, and Wellness.  These currencies flow and recirculate to form a Cycle of Blessings which empower congregations to strengthen their internal relationships as well as reach out and connect with the diverse populations in their neighborhoods.

"Holy Currencies" Photos

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Video Slideshow

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"Holy Currencies"Videos

Part One - Introduction


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Part Two - Respect and Communication


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Video - Presentation by The Rev. Dr. Eric Law
Founder and Executive Director

"Holy Currencies"

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Part Two

"Holy Currencies"

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Exercise - "Giving and Receiving Gifts"

Exercise - "From Money to Blessing"

The Stewardship Story

Note: My camera shut down before the story was finished. I will see about recording the missing ending, but until then, read below.

The Rest of the Story...

Having fully explored the six currencies for six weeks before hand, congregational members responded generously when the time came for them to offer their currencies of money in exchange for the development of other currencies that empowered their mission.

On December 10, David wrote an e-mail  to me saying "... we are almost done with Stewardship 2016 and to date we have received 131 pledges for $417,824 compared to a year ago when we had 124 pledges for $347,000, and we still have 30 folks we have yet to hear from., plus new members.

On January 11, he wrote "Thanks to the stewardship program from HC we exceeded our goal for this year and our projected will be only $18,000 without taking any monies from the principle of our endowment. To put this perspective, when I arrived at SsAM six years ago our deficit q--WAS $145,000. 
The Holy Spirit is at work here.

On January 15, he wrote "... this past week our vestry adopted a balanced budget for 2016... A good week indeed."

For more information about the Stewardship 365 and "Holy Currencies"

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For the parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta that would like more information about this new Stewardship program; please e-mail our Stewardship Commission Chair, Tammy Pallot

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