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This month in Stewardship: August

7/10/2018

In June’s column, we touched on selecting a theme and other activities that need to be completed ahead of the stewardship campaign for your church. This month, we’re expanding on one part of that post: capturing and telling stories of...

The gift of giving

7/9/2018

Editor's note: Maggie Harmon has joined the Presbyterian Foundation as our Ministry Relations Officer for the Southwest. Maggie works with churches and ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) located in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. Maggie’s experience includes...

Bread of Life: A look at the Lectionary for August

7/5/2018

By Rev. Thia Reggio Editor’s note: Each month, we ask a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor to write about upcoming opportunities in the lectionary for discussing stewardship. For August 2018, Rev. Thia Reggio, Pastor of Astoria First in Astoria, New York,...

This month in Stewardship: July

6/24/2018

At this point in your church year, you’re a little bit more than halfway done. It’s time to think about church budget, and how much you might need in the coming year. Stewardship teams need to consider this because you...

“Good and Faithful” Stewardship

6/5/2018

As a Ministry Relations Officer serving the east region, one of my favorite topics to speak on is the effective utilization of the narrative budget. I enjoy this subject mostly because a narrative budget is an excellent way to transform...

Gratitude, Grace, Generosity: Practicing Stewardship

6/3/2018

By Roy Howard Editor’s note: Each month, we ask a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor to write about upcoming opportunities in the lectionary for discussing stewardship. For July 2018, Rev. Roy Howard, Pastor of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda,...

Attract millennials to your congregation by offering personal finance courses

6/1/2018

I recently spoke with a national staff person with another mainline denomination about their efforts with outreach. He told me about a couple churches in Portland, Oregon that were seeing great success offering personal finance courses for church members and...

This month in Stewardship: June

5/24/2018

For churches with a fall stewardship emphasis, June is time for your Stewardship Team to begin meeting again (if you haven’t started already). This month, you’ll want to outline plans for your stewardship campaign. (These suggestions from our May column...

Becoming the divine agency of Christ through stewardship

5/10/2018

"There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments which we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed...

Stewardship in January: Celebrating Epiphany as a Season of Giving

5/5/2018

By Rev. Cader Howard Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, Minnesota  Does this sound familiar? Summer vacation is barely over, and September is a mad rush to finish next year’s ministry goals, asking budgets, and campaign materials, all while the program...