Author Archives: Peter Misiaszek
About Peter MisiaszekPeter Misiaszek, CFRE is the Director of Stewardship Development for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. He is responsible for parish stewardship education, annual giving, legacies of faith, The Bishop’s Company of Toronto and oversight of The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation. His department has produced numerous parish-based resources in support of stewardship education including: “The Narrative Budget – Writing Your Parish’s Sacred Story” and “A Program to Encourage Joyful Giving in Your Parish.” In 2010, the Diocese of Toronto launched a diocesan-wide major fundraising campaign toward a goal of $50,000,000 – the largest ever fundraising effort in the history of the Anglican Church of Canada. He and his wife Ginette live in Whitby, Ontario with their three young children. He is a member of Christ Memorial Anglican Church in Oshawa.
If we are truly honest, most of us would agree that tithing our money to church and charity is something we struggle with… Here’s an interesting idea. What if we encouraged people to tithe their time? Continue reading
It’s time to come clean. When you vote on a financial decision that involves increasing the parish budget do you do so with your own commitment in mind? Continue reading
Here are Seven Stewardship Myths that need to be banished from our conversations about giving, receiving and contemporary Christian living. Continue reading
Each one of these excuses comes from regular attendees and reflects a very narrow understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. It’s as if church is merely theatre – and they are there to be entertained. To make matters worse, if they were to go to any other type of theatre, giving would be obligatory at the entrance – and you would be expected to pay more for the seats closest to the front. Continue reading