How Can I Say Thanks?

11/8/2019

At the recent Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference in San Diego, CA, keynote speaker Eric Law challenged the crowd with the following question: “What is the greatest gift you have ever received?” Those gathered were then encouraged to share their answers within...

Faithful Giving: A Sermon Series

11/5/2019

Rev. Dr. Steve Locke recently preached a series of three sermons on stewardship at his congregation, and we wanted to share them with you. He is pastor at Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church in San Diego, CA. Click on the photos...

December 2019 Lectionary Preview: The Gift of God’s Presence

10/29/2019

December 2019 lectionary texts are related to presence, or, for the Advent/Christmastide season, we can say they portray God's present of God's presence. In other words, God's gift to us is God's self. And when God's self is present, people...

The Money Conundrum

10/23/2019

Editor’s note: Rev. Dr. Bill Enright preached at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 13. He is a thought leader on stewardship, money and philanthropy in churches and religious contexts, and a retired Presbyterian pastor, and his...

December 2019 Lectionary Preview: Anticipation, reflection and joy

10/21/2019

The season of Advent and the month of December always present a significant tension to pastors, musicians, and worship leaders. Is it Advent – a season of anticipation and reflection? Or is it Christmas – with parties and presents, decorations...

This month in stewardship: November

10/18/2019

One of me favorite photographs in our collection is of a woman praying over her pledge during pledge Sunday at her congregation. The pledges were collected in what normally functions as a baptismal font (no water, of course) and each...

Growing in Faith, by Giving

10/11/2019

After I graduated from college and accepted a sales position with an insurance company, I visited my grandparents to tell them my plans. They had helped fund my education, and I wanted them to be among the first to know...

November lectionary preview: A glimpse of Jesus

9/24/2019

Sunday, November 3 lectionary preview on Luke 19:1-10 In Zacchaeus, we see someone who got much more than one bargained for. He just wanted a glimpse of Jesus as an anonymous bystander, but Jesus sees him and calls him out...

Keeping up with the Macedonians

9/24/2019

Editor’s note: We’re always on the lookout for great sermons on stewardship. Rev. Sarah Bird of First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn., preached this sermon on Sept. 8, and we wanted to share it with you. Heard a great stewardship...

This month in Stewardship: October

9/17/2019

Throughout the Bible, stories illustrate important points and help us understand the ways in which God is calling us to serve the world. This is how you, too, can help your congregation understand and embrace your whole church, including every...