As a Network for Growing Stewards, the Ecumenical Stewardship Center provides resources that encourage the development of generous giving and faithful stewardship as transformational spiritual practices for faith communities and their leaders. Twenty denominations and several stewardship-related organizations in the US and Canada are partners in ESC's mission and ministry. You can find them on the ESC website at www.stewardshipresources.org.
Historically, denominational partners with the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC) have been comprised of the primary stewardship offices of Christian denominations in the United States and Canada. In covenant, each of these partners contributes organizationally, creatively, and financially in the common stewardship ministry of ESC, and takes an active role in living out ESC's mission, vision, and purpose by participating in the development of ESC's products, events, and services. Additionally the ESC Network of Growing Stewards includes Associate Partners.
ESC welcomes inquiries from Christian denominations and faith groups regarding joining our Network of Growing Stewards as a partner denomination.
With roots in the United Stewardship Council of the Christian Church in the United States and Canada and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC) that reach back to the early part of the twentieth century, The Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC) was formed as a separate not-for-profit organization and became a related movement of the NCCC in 1980. It was established to provide learning and teaching opportunities in Christian stewardship for theological educators, students, pastors, laity and stewardship professionals. Today, ESC describes its mission as providing resources that encourage the development of generous giving and faithful stewardship as transformational spiritual practices for faith communities and their leaders.
Our vision of generous giving and faithful stewardship:
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center lives out its mission and vision with a view of ecumenism as God’s gift, and with actions that are generous, collaborative, innovative, and prophetic.
We would enjoy talking to you personally about our mission and our resources for Christian stewardship. to discuss how the Ecumenical Stewardship Center can support your stewardship ministry.