Financing Your Mission

By Gillian Doucet Campbell In our contemporary culture, there are many of Christian faith (or not) who can quote Scripture related to money. Perhaps you’re thinking of some verses now, like: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom […]

A Stewardship Journey

By Gillian Doucet Campbell The Magi in the Gospel of Matthew asked: “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?” It is the start of a new year. This is a time given over to reflection and resolutions. This question asked by the Magi is a good one to reflect on; we […]

A Gift of a Lifetime

by Gillian Doucet Campbell Growing up, my parents didn’t talk much about money.  “That’s not unusual,” says Greg Kippers, CFP, Wealth Advisor with ScotiaMcLeod and diocesan volunteer supporting parishioners to learn more about estate and financial planning through group presentations.  Kippers says, “As I began my career, I came to learn the value of encouraging […]

Your Will: A Personal Story of Values

by Gillian Doucet Campbell, MA, CFRE Growing up it was not uncommon to hear my mother say, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” But it was my father who reminded us that as with anything, it’s best to have a healthy balance. He would say, “It’s good to plan for the future but you still need […]

Faith Informed Giving

By Gillian Doucet Campbell “Intentional stewardship has discipleship as the goal; more money for the church is a bonus.” This is what researcher and consultant Lori Guenther-Reesor shares from her work with churches across Canada. Stewardship is different from fundraising. But we have too often conflated the two in our parishes. While giving financially and […]