Foundation takes action to sustain funds for future generations

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/18/2021

During its November 2021 Board of Trustees meeting, the Presbyterian Foundation Board took two actions which will ensure adequate funds are available for generations to come. First, the Board of Trustees voted to gradually change the Foundation’s spending formula to...

Troy Marables earns Certification from Society for Human Resource Management

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/3/2021

Troy Marables, Vice President of Human Resources for the Presbyterian Foundation, recently earned his Certified Professional designation from the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM credentials provide reliable indicators to the global business community that the credential holder had the...

Foundation signs statement on facial recognition

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/28/2021

The Presbyterian Foundation is one of 52 Global Institutional Investors that has signed the Investor Statement on Facial Recognition, asking for companies to use the technology responsibly and with transparency. Facial Recognition Technology is being used extensively in new technology,...

‘I believe the divine embrace is wide indeed’

by Mike Ferguson
10/22/2021

The Rev. Dr. Anna Case-Winters, who has taught theology at McCormick Theological Seminary for 35 years, wasn’t all gloom and doom Wednesday during the Leading Theologically podcast hosted twice each month by the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty of the Presbyterian...

The Gospel According to Ted Lasso

by Gregg Brekke
10/15/2021

Recorded two days before the season 2 finale, the October 6 Leading Theologically broadcast featuring the Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford, pastor of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, discussed theologically important lessons derived the Apple TV+ series Ted...

Small churches have great blessings

by Robyn Davis Sekula
9/21/2021

What’s great about small churches? Lots, says Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. Small churches have strengths, she says, and those can be celebrated year-round, and especially during seasons of stewardship emphasis. “In a small church,...

‘It’s not rocket science’: Taking the mystery out of understanding church finances

by Sally Scherer
9/21/2021

Rev. Dr. Brandi Casto-Waters learned a lot in seminary, but, she admits, not everything. For example, she didn’t have a full understanding of the effects of asbestos until she served at a church that had some that had to be...

Everyone is a philanthropist

by Sally Scherer
9/21/2021

Aimee Laramore remembers when, while working for a nonprofit, she received her first six figure gift for the organization. The people who made the donation were familiar to her. Eventually, she realized the couple was members of the church where...

Be ready to receive planned gifts with policies, procedures

by Nancy Crowe
9/17/2021

In 2020, 28 percent of all charitable gifts went to religious institutions, said the Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, the Presbyterian Foundation’s Ministry Relations Officerfor the Allegheny and Chesapeake Region. Only eight percent of Americans gave bequests to a church. “Most of...

Ministries challenges call us not to work harder, but work wholeheartedly

by Rebecca Mallozzi
9/17/2021

“If all you hear today is ‘just work harder,’ you’ve missed the point.” This sentiment was shared by Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, whose plenaries bookended the 2021 Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference, kicking it off on Monday, September 13 and closing the...