Stewardship Navigator available for Presbyterian churches

by Sally Scherer
3/18/2019

The work involved with creating and implementing your Presbyterian church’s stewardship program just got a whole lot easier. Stewardship Navigator, an educational website launched this month by the Presbyterian Foundation, is a free online tool for Presbyterian congregations. You can...

Foundation mourns losses of Robina Winbush and Mike Miller

by Tom Taylor
3/15/2019

By Tom Taylor, President and CEO Presbyterian Foundation The Presbyterian Foundation leadership and staff express our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of Rev. Robina Winbush and Mike Miller, both of whom held vital roles in the Presbyterian Church...

Stewardship calls for a modern view of tithing

by Robyn Davis Sekula
3/13/2019

About five years ago, Adam J. Copeland met with a husband and wife who were co-pastoring a church. The couple tithed their income to the congregation and had no extra income to give to other charities and causes that they...

Presbyterian Foundation hires Vice President of Communications and Marketing

by Presbyterian Foundation
2/28/2019

Robyn Davis Sekula joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. She began work on January 28. In her position at the Foundation, she leads the communications and marketing staff, guiding strategy for communications with the 1.7...

Money, the Mind, & Ministry seminar offered by SFTS

by Gregg Brekke
2/11/2019

Stewardship is not something we have to do, says Maggie Harmon, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. It’s something we get to do. Exploring the psychology of giving, stewardship and generosity can give pastors, church leaders, and non-profit executives...

Presbyterian Foundation receives second $1 million Lilly grant

by Robyn Davis Sekula
2/1/2019

Lilly Endowment Inc. recently awarded the Presbyterian Foundation a second grant of $1 million as part of its National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. “This is an outstanding opportunity for the Foundation to advance our work in...

Welcome to our Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Robyn Davis Sekula
1/4/2019

Four Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2018 to help the Foundation better understand and serve the needs of the entire Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Adding the Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is part of...

Presbyterian Foundation online giving accounts experience record growth

by Gregg Brekke
1/3/2019

[caption id="attachment_6880" align="alignright" width="300"] The Rev. Dr. Todd Speed[/caption] Online giving is steadily growing at “Decatur’s oldest church with the newest ideas,” according to the Rev. Dr. Todd Speed. He’s the senior pastor at Decatur Presbyterian Church, an 800-member multi-generational...

Presbyterian Home for Children wraps children and families in love

by Eva Stimson
11/13/2018

A few years ago a desperate mother loaded her seven children in the car and drove across several states to escape an abusive husband. Her journey ended at Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) in Talladega, Alabama. The young woman said...

Two presbyteries establish funds for Hurricane Michael relief

by Gregg Brekke
10/19/2018

In the aftermath of damage caused by Hurricane Michael, two funds have been established through the Presbyterian Foundation for donors to contribute toward presbytery-led relief efforts. The hurricane hit Florida’s panhandle on October 10 as a Category 4 storm and...