Stewardship in a Pandemic

3/17/2020

COVID-19 is changing the way the world interacts and the church is not immune to those changes. Amid social distancing and shelter in place orders, many churches have either canceled worship or moved to a virtual form of worship. Pastors...

This month in stewardship: April

3/13/2020

This is one of the busiest times in the life of the church, particularly for the pastoral staff. Lent is coming to a close, and Holy Week is coming quickly. Your stewardship or generosity committee still has work to do...

Called to minister in sacred moments

3/9/2020

More and more lately, we are hearing stories of free-range pastors. These are narratives of people engaging in ministry outside the box, or more specifically, outside the traditional walls of the church. One of those that comes to mind is...

A call to gratitude at Easter

3/6/2020

Holy Week and Eastertide are not typically associated with stewardship. It is unlikely that Palm Sunday or Easter would be primetime for a sermon on stewardship. But in its larger sense, stewardship is everywhere in this sacred season: in our...

This month in stewardship: March

2/18/2020

The season of Lent is here. This is a time for austerity, evaluation and preparation for the celebration of Easter. Stewardship may not seem compatible with Lent but it depends on how you view stewardship. Viewing it broadly, think about...

Our changing church

2/11/2020

Editor’s note: We asked Minner Serovy, ministry relations officer for the Presbyterian Foundation, to reflect back on her career in ministry within the PC(USA). She retires at the end of February. She’s provided us with some terrific and hopeful observations....

Sacred Encounters: March 2020 lectionary preview

1/30/2020

These next five Sundays in March, we sojourn into the sacred season of Lent, as the Spirit of the Lord prepares us for the cross of Holy Week, the silence of Holy Saturday, and the victory of Easter. The psalms...

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...