The national Stewardship function in the Church of Scotland sits within the Stewardship and Finance Department. This ensures that the Church's practical finance work is closely connected to the principles of Christian stewardship.
The team of four consultants is tasked with teaching, supporting, facilitating and promoting effective stewardship. This is done by preparing and delivering programmes and resources for the Church at all levels, but primarily for congregations.
Congregations are encouraged to reflect on stewardship on a regular basis and to make use of the services of the team and the resources available. The consultants are equipped to offer expertise and creative ideas in areas including personal giving, digital giving, gift aid, legacy promotion, fundraising and income generation. There is no cost to churches for the services of a stewardship consultant.
Resources to encourage a whole of life approach to Christian stewardship are available under the Narrative of Generosity series. This broader look at Christian stewardship recognises that we are called to apply the same thought, diligence and care to everything over which we have responsibility, in the knowledge that we are reflecting and representing God. Stewardship is a way of life in which we seek to use all that we have to continue the mission of sharing the good news of God's Kingdom.
For more information, please visit our Stewardship section.