Partners in Funding Mission

Forming Generous Disciples

Wednesday, February 28 through Thursday, March 1 at the NEXT Church National Gathering in Baltimore, MD


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Rev. Dr. Tom Taylor
President and CEO
Presbyterian Foundation


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lewis Galloway
Senior Pastor
Second Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, IN

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Mindy Douglas
First Presbyterian Church
Durham, NC

How can your church form generous people to support and engage God’s mission? Gain practical tools and theological underpinnings for a successful and sustainable approach to stewardship. Explore spiritual practices that can help the people in your pews become more generous. Learn to tell your church’s financial story in compelling ways. Conquer fears of talking about money.


In addition to the keynote presentations there will also be presentations about:

Forming Generous People

  • What does being generous mean?
  • What are some spiritual practices that can help people to become more generous?

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Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley
Ministry Relations Officer
Northeast Region
Presbyterian Foundation
  Rev. David Loleng
Church Financial Literacy and Leadership
Presbyterian Foundation

Generosity and Faith Legacy

  • How do I start a planned giving program?
  • How do endowments support and enhance the ministry of the church?

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Rev. Matthew Schramm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Bay City, MI
Dr. Stephen Keizer
Vice President of Ministry Relations
Presbyterian Foundation

Sharing your Good News

  • What is my church’s story?
  • How do I tell it?
  • How do I tell a story with a budget?

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Rev. Cecelia Armstrong
Associate Pastor
St. James Presbyterian Church
Charleston, SC
Mr. Olanda Carr
Ministry Relations Officer
East Region
Presbyterian Foundation


Pastor’s Role in Stewardship

  • Do I really need to know who is giving and how much?
  • I hate asking for money
  • How do I talk about stewardship without it being about my salary?

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Rev. Morgan Hay
First Presbyterian Church
Peachtree City, GA
Mr. Robert Hay, Jr
Ministry Relations Officer
Southeast Region
Presbyterian Foundation



Please register at the NEXT Church National Gathering website

*This post-Gathering is $50 due to the generous support of the Presbyterian Foundation with support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.*


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