Herb Miller is recognized as an authority in church health and effectiveness. Author of 14 books, Herb has flown millions of miles conducting planning conferences with 700+ congregations. He has authored numerous columns for publications serving over one million people in twenty-five denominations. Herb's success with Abingdon Press is evidenced by increased financial giving and new member additions in countless congregations. He is an advisor for the U. S. Congregational Life Survey; he also serves as a consultant for the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Herb Miller's broad experience includes pastoring congregations in Arkansas, Iowa, and New Mexico; being a college professor, a private-practice counselor, and the founding editor of Net Results magazine.
Consecration Sunday, Revised and Updated Edition
Consecration Sunday approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than, “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?”
The Program Guide offers updated language and recommended resources while keeping everything that has resonated with the program for more than twenty-five years. A Download Library includes easy-to-use newsletter articles, letters, and other communication tools to help your stewardship team implement the program.
This Team Member Manual offers updated language and recommended resources while keeping everything that has resonated with the program for more than twenty-five years.
- The Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program is a proven winner; it has helped thousands of congregations increase financial giving by 15% to 30%.
- How-to instructions are based on the author’s conversations with thousands of clergy, stewardship team leaders, and guest leaders.
- This edition has been reviewed and updated by Eugene Grimm, a congregational stewardship expert who has led Consecration Sunday in churches across the country.
The Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program is a proven winner; it has helped thousands of congregations increase financial giving by 15% to 30%.
What do I need to get started?
Order the Stewardship Program Guide (9781791024024) and gather a team.
Purchase copies of the Team Member Guide (9781791024048), one for each member of your team.
These resources provide complete instructions for implementing the program successfully.
Does it work?
Thousands of congregations have experienced 15% to 30% increases in financial giving with the Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program the first year plus additional significant increases in subsequent years of its use.
One congregation obtained these impressive multi-year results: First year, a 14.4% increase in giving; second year, 10.3% increase; third year, 13.4% increase; fourth year, 13.6%; and fifth year, 19.6% increase.
A congregation's financial secretary said, "More than two-thirds of our households made some degree of annual increase each year we used Consecration Sunday. And each year we used the program, four to six additional households decided to tithe (some of those donors grew from giving 4 percent of their income to giving 10 percent of their income)."