Stewardship

Christian stewardship recognises that everything we have belongs to God and that we are called to care for all that God has given to us. We are honoured to be given this role.

Intentional and meaningful stewardship in every aspect of our lives brings honour to God, helps us grow as followers of Jesus and furthers God’s mission in the world.

To help your congregation widen and develop its understanding of effective stewardship, we offer a range of resources, practical guidance, promotional material and the services of our stewardship team.

For further information, email stewardship@churchofscotland.org.uk or call the Stewardship and Finance Department at 0131 225 5722.

Meet the team

The team of four consultants is available to advise and support churches in relation to Christian stewardship: providing resources, offering practical solutions and encouraging generosity in all aspects of life in response to God’s abundant love.

As well as developing their own specialisms, each consultant serves as the key stewardship contact for their designated Presbyteries, building up local knowledge and forming links with the congregations in those areas.

The team can help with the promotion of effective stewardship through engaging and flexible teaching and worship resources, focussed programmes, event facilitation and practical giving solutions. These services are provided free of charge to support congregations in this vital work.

Stewardship consultants

Contact details for each of the consultants, along with their designated Presbyteries, are as follows:

Ashley Johnston

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Irvine & Kilmarnock, Ardrossan, Clyde, Glasgow, Argyll, Lochaber, Uist, Lewis.

Email: ajohnston@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07393 233029

Fiona Penny

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Dundee, Angus, Aberdeen & Shetland, Kincardine & Deeside, Gordon, Buchan, Moray, Abernethy, Inverness, Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Lochcarron–Skye, Orkney.

Email fpenny@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07891 479809 (mob) or 01771 653442 (landline)

Margot Robertson

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Edinburgh, West Lothian, Lothian, Melrose and Peebles, Duns, Jedburgh, Dunfermline*, Kirkcaldy* and St Andrews*, England.

Email: mrobertson@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 01620 893459 (landline preferred) or 07824 037271 (mob)

Pauline Wilson

Key contact for the Presbyteries of Annandale & Eskdale, Dumfries & Kirkcudbright, Wigtown & Stranraer, Ayr, Lanark, Hamilton, Falkirk, Stirling, Dunkeld & Meigle, Perth.

Email: pwilson@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 07776 589390

*These Presbyteries are expected to be reconfigured from 1 January 2021

The International Charges and Jerusalem Presbyteries are covered across the team as required.

How does stewardship look in your church?

Hopefully your church is well resourced in its worship, vision, and mission, and those resources are well managed by the office-bearers. For example, think about how you use your buildings, the money given, and the abilities within the congregation. Is your church growing? Can your offerings go further through collecting Gift Aid?