Stewardship

Christian stewardship recognises that everything we have belongs to God and that we are called to care for all that God has given to us. We are honoured to be given this role.

Intentional and meaningful stewardship in every aspect of our lives brings honour to God, helps us grow as followers of Jesus and furthers God's mission in the world.

To help your congregation widen and develop its understanding of effective stewardship, we offer a range of resources, practical guidance, promotional material and the services of our stewardship team.

For further information, email stewardship@churchofscotland.org.uk or call the Stewardship and Finance Department on 0131 225 5722.

Meet the team

The stewardship team is available to advise and support churches in relation to Christian stewardship: providing resources, offering practical solutions and encouraging generosity in all aspects of life in response to God's abundant love.

As well as developing their own specialisms, each consultant serves as the key stewardship contact for their designated Presbyteries, building up local knowledge and forming links with the congregations in those areas.

The team can help with the promotion of effective stewardship through engaging and flexible teaching and worship resources, focussed programmes, event facilitation and practical giving solutions. These services are provided free of charge to support congregations in this vital work.

Stewardship consultants

Contact details for each of the consultants, along with their designated Presbyteries, are as follows:

Fiona Penny

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Argyll, Aberdeen & Shetland, Kincardine & Deeside, Gordon, Buchan, Moray, Abernethy, Inverness, Lochabar, Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Lochcarron–Skye, Uist, Lewis, Orkney.

Email: fpenny@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07891 479809

Darren Philip

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Annandale & Eskdale, Dumfries & Kirkcudbright, Wigtown & Stranraer, Ayr, Irvine & Kilmarnock, Ardrossan, Glasgow, Falkirk, Forth Valley & Clydesdale.

Email: dphilip@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07740 414404

Katherine Southern

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Clyde, Stirling, Fife, Dunkeld & Meigle, Perth, Dundee, Angus.

Email: ksouthern@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07741 903660

Pauline Wilson

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Edinburgh & West Lothian, Lothian, Melrose & Peebles, Duns, Jedburgh, England, International Charges, Jerusalem.

Email: pwilson@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07776 589390

How does stewardship look in your church?

Hopefully your church is well resourced in its worship, vision, and mission, and those resources are well managed by the office-bearers. For example, think about how you use your buildings, the money given, and the abilities within the congregation. Is your church growing? Can your offerings go further through collecting Gift Aid?