Stewardship Ministry Newsletter: October 2017

October 20, 2017 by Presbyterian Foundation

People Give to Vision and People Give to People

Oct. 29 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Ministry Relations Officer Rob Hagan illustrates how the history of giving is embedded in this great movement as people gave to the vision, but also to the men and women who shouldered the vision.

Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

On November 28, the world comes together to give on #GivingTuesday, and faith-based organizations have fared well in this online fundraising movement. #GivingTuesday is a great opportunity for churches to kick-off their year-end giving campaigns and support other mission and ministry around the world. 

How to Communicate a Vision that Inspires Generosity

Rev. David Loleng, Director of Church Financial Literacy and Leadership at the Presbyterian Foundation shares an article from Chris Willard and Warren Bird with questions church leaders should ask themselves about how effective they are in communicating vision that drives people to give generously.

Denver parents use DAF to promote a legacy of giving

When their three sons were growing up, Rob and Celeste Habiger always encouraged them to contribute to their church and community. Now the Habigers have taken that lesson a step further by involving their grown sons in giving through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) of the Presbyterian Foundation. A DAF works like an online charitable checkbook, making giving convenient and flexible and often providing tax benefits.