What is Project Resource?
Giving of oneself financially unlocks a part of our hearts where God can do incredible work, both in us and through us. As part of our baptismal covenant, we believe we are called to reconcile ourselves to one another and to God. Fundraising is not a means to an end. Rather, fundraising as ministry is a radical act of reconciliation; a process that can both draw the giver closer to God and repair an unjust world. Project Resource provides the tools to inspire radical generosity and engage faith communities in this life-changing work. Join us on the journey of changing a culture of stewardship in The Episcopal Church.
Project Resource is an initiative:
- adapted to enable an entirely new culture in all aspects of financial development: spiritual, organizational, and managerial.
- designed to train leaders how to return to their diocese to lead others within the diocese’s culture, geography, and cultural realities as they develop leaders and raise money.
- configured to teach effective use of model documents archived online for easy teaching access.
Project Resource provides teaching, focus, and resources such that a team may return to their diocese equipped to teach and lead locally in areas of resource development. Project Resource does this by:
- gathering the best resources, which not only deal with raising money, but which gets at societal shifts, organizational change, and leadership challenges.
- providing diocesan teams time to interpret the content, session by session, within the realities and particularities of their own diocesan, cultural, and regional situations.
- Empowering each team to leave with a working plan, with measurable objectives, tailored specifically for their own diocese.
Project Resource seeks to change our culture and systems around financial development in the worldwide Episcopal Church. We seek to instill and install effective financial development in diocesan teams of leadership. Here is some of what has been said about Project Resource:
“There are great logistical and technical resources available and a host of experts teaching them. The chance to meet intentionally with our diocesan team cannot be overlooked and was wonderful.”
“This is a must-attend experience for bishops, bishop's staff and laity who want to support stewardship, fundraising and the future in their congregations.”