Mission Shaped Stewardship Diocese of Colorado Colorado Episcopal Foundation 2008 Becoming Mission Shaped Developing our capacity to nurture each other as stewards of all we have been given Listening and looking for examples in our community Seeing all resources/assets as gifts from God
Diocese of Colorado
Colorado Episcopal Foundation
Using a scale of 1 – 5 ( 1 = low and 5 = high) rate your congregation on the following:
How does our vestry’s approach to stewardship…
…lead to transformation?
Giving out of the recognition that all we have and all that we are comes from God
Participation in Corporate Worship
Honoring our Baptismal Covenant to continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of
bread, and in the prayers.
Personal Prayer and Study
Cultivating intimacy with God through a disciplined and intentional prayer and study life.
Sabbath Time in Our Lives
Maintaining balance in the busy-ness of life and
setting aside time for reflection and renewal.
“It is not the Church of God that has a mission in the world, but the God of mission who has a Church in the world.”
“Mission is finding out what God is doing and joining in.”
Archbishop Rowan Williams
Asset Mapping has been used in many settings to creatively accomplish tasks, programs, and mission. It is a tool to expand awareness for stewardship in congregations as well as accomplish mission objectives.
Begin with discernment of parish mission objectives.
Bldgs, natural resources
Knowledge, talent, skills
Groups we are part of
What we spend on
What do take for granted
Outside the parishAsset Mapping Questions for Congregations
It includes all our assets:
Along with financial numbers describe:
Using Our Money Now to Make Love Work
...I feel compelled to use whatever money I can afford to make love work, to bring truth into being, to allow generosity and compassion to flourish. This is more than altruistic. It is necessary to be fully alive. . . . If the love we have is not brought to life out here in the world, we risk saving for a future that may never come...”
Mark Nepo, from The Book of Awakening