Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ
Sermons, Outlines, Illustrations, Meditations and Program Ideas
J. Michael Shannon & Robert C. Shannon
(c)opyright 1984, J. Michael Shannon

Stewardship Promotions
Thirty Pieces of Silver
    This is an old idea that has been widely used with success.  It requires lots of pulpit announcements, posters, a letter to the whole membership, and constant emphasis.  Also, it is necessary to provide a bag or other receptacle in which each individual can place his thirty pieces.

Rolling Away the Stone
    Look at the attendance campaign with the same name, which is described in this book.  A debt elimination campaign could be adapted from that quite easily.  While the tie-in to debt is more obvious, any other kind of financial need could be met with a "roll the stone away" campaign.  After all, it was rolling away the stone that allowed the disciples to go into the tomb and be convinced of the resurrection.

Forty Days of Faith
    Since Jesus appeared to His disciples for a period of forty days after the resurrection, you could construct a campaign to raise any amount of money by dividing it by forty.  It could be one dollar for each of the forty days, or five, or ten, or twenty.

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