This month in stewardship: February

1/17/2020

Ah, February. I’ve always loved it. Even though it’s winter, it’s short, and you get chocolate – and half-priced chocolate if you wait until February 15! If you’d like to have a little fun with your church’s stewardship, February can...

Five Lessons I Learned from Churches

1/14/2020

During my six and a half years with the Presbyterian Foundation, I visited at least two hundred different churches throughout the states of Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and the little slice of Nebraska in the South Central region I...

Stewardship and the Righteousness of God

12/20/2019

Editor's note: Rev. Dr. David Davis provided this lectionary preview for February. It focuses on the gospel reading for February 2, 2020. There are plenty of possibilities for preaching stewardship in the Sermon on the Mount. Most preachers would not...

A new year prompts a new approach to stewardship

12/17/2019

Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Maybe your resolution is to lose weight (the #1 resolution each year) or to save more money or to spend more time with the ones you love. We...

This month in stewardship: January

12/12/2019

In the life of the church, January is when pastors and staff members (hopefully) take some time to breathe. You’re through Advent, and the wise men are making their way to the manger soon enough. You may find that cold...

Preaching generosity in January

12/6/2019

With Christmas Eve services in the rear-view mirror and all the planning and joy that went into Advent a distant memory, now we face the winter doldrums. There isn’t anything particularly exciting in our liturgical calendar during the stretch from...

This month in stewardship: December

11/14/2019

In my mailbox recently, there was a sweet hand-written note that had the return address of my church. I opened it up out of sheer curiosity and found an absolute delight inside. I had filled out my stewardship pledge card...

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...