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The Stewardship Day: Tools for Transformation conference, to be held on Saturday April 1, 2017, will equip stewardship leaders to transform Anglican giving through an understanding of the theology of stewardship, learning actionable tools for growing generous and joyful giving, and developing leadership skills for both clergy and lay leaders.

Stewardship is important in your parish because it encourages an improved relationship with God by everyone in your congregation. Stewardship transforms discipleship and focuses on the need of the giver to give, rather than the need of the congregation to receive. Stewardship is about our compassionate response in returning God’s abundance to each of us – it is about giving to God’s Mission in the world through the church. The day is designed for stewardship teams, stewardship chairs, lay leaders, clergy and wardens.

It will feature three plenary speakers and associated workshops:

  • The Ven. Michael Thompson, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, speaking about the theology of stewardship
  • Peter Misiaszek, the Director of Development for the Diocese of Toronto, speaking about Tools for Action
  • Bishop Melissa, speaking about Leadership Skills for Stewardship.

Each of these plenaries has a workshop where participants will develop practical skills for communicating the theology of stewardship in their parish, learn stewardship tools for transformation, and build their leadership skills in stewardship work.

Both Clergy and Lay Leaders are encouraged to attend Stewardship Day: Tools for Transformation on April 1. It will be held at the diocesan offices at 1410 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, BC beginning at 9am. Registration opens at 8:30am. Lunch and comfort breaks will be provided. The conference will end at 3pm.

Every person that attends the conference will receive a copy of the significantly revised “Stewardship Resources for Parish Leaders” book. This resource has been redesigned and divided into three sections:

  1. Theology of Stewardship
  2. Tools for Transformation
  3. Leadership Skills for Stewardship.

Each parish that attends will receive one copy of “Ask Thank Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in your Congregations” by Charles Lane.

The registration is open for individuals and parish teams of 3 persons. Please register online by clicking this link.


  • The Venerable Michael Thompson PHOTO: Brian Bukowski/General Synod
  • Peter Misiaszek PHOTO: Courtesy of the Diocese of Toronto
  • Bishop Skelton presenting at the 2016 Stewardship Day, April 16, 2016 PHOTO: Randy Murray