An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Every Member Canvass

A parochial stewardship campaign that invites every member of the parish to make a pledge for the upcoming year. The campaign may urge the parishioners to offer their time, talent, and treasure. Members of the parish pledge to give a certain amount of money to the church. The campaign may encourage parishioners to tithe as an expression of Christian generosity and commitment. Parishioners may also pledge to participate in specific forms of Christian service and ministry. The campaign emphasizes the importance of inviting each member to make a pledge to the parish. Members of the stewardship or every member canvass committee may seek to contact all parish members by home visits or telephone. All members of the parish are urged to participate in stewardship as an expression of Christian generosity. See Stewardship.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.