This month in stewardship: June

5/14/2019

Who should serve on your church's stewardship - or generosity - team? [caption id="attachment_7006" align="alignleft" width="124"] Robyn Davis Sekula, Vice President of Communications and Marketing[/caption] June is a good time to contemplate who would be a great stewardship team member...

Shifting stewardship mindset: a pastor’s story

5/9/2019

Rev. David Duquette had long held a negative perception of stewardship, namely, that it went hand in hand with guilt and shame. Part of the lore in the church where he currently serves — Pennside Presbyterian Church in Reading, Pa.,...

Renew, Regrow, Re-invent: Working for our Legacy

5/1/2019

It is just a few days after Easter as I write this so I am spending a lot of time thinking about resurrection and what that means for me and for the churches I work with. I find myself thinking...

June 2019 Lectionary Preview

4/22/2019

If you visit and worship with the church I presently serve, Village Community Presbyterian Church in southern California, you will be immediately greeted by the central stained-glass window of the ancient triquetra, the three interlocking circles symbolizing the triune community...

A child’s view of the resurrection

4/9/2019

Each week I spend at least two to three hours commuting to daycare with my girls Ibby age 4.5 years old and Karoline, who is 10 months old. The baby sleeps and the preschooler and I spend the drive singing,...

May 2019 Lectionary Preview

4/5/2019

Editor's note: Each month, we publish a lectionary preview, asking the writer to focus on stewardship. Our thanks to Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett of First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, Nebraska, for penning the lectionary preview for May. The lectionary does an...

This Month in Stewardship: May

4/3/2019

Editor's note: Wills Emphasis Sunday is observed in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on May 5.  For this year's observance, we invite you to consider a broader and more important question: what do you want to contribute to the world? Emphasizing...

April 2019 Stewardship Lectionary Preview

3/14/2019

When you think of Lent and Easter, I’m guessing that “Stewardship” is not the first thing that comes to mind. It certainly has not been for me. However if we understand stewardship to be part of our call to discipleship,...

This month in stewardship: April

3/7/2019

April is a busy month in the life of the church. Lent is coming to a close, and Holy Week is coming quickly. But it is still important to maintain a consistent stewardship team meeting schedule. If your pastor is...

Stories from a plentiful harvest

3/1/2019

Sir Abner was sleeping as sound as a rock. He woke with a jerk when he heard someone knock. “Who is it?” he said with a stretch and a yawn. “Who’s waking me up at the hour of dawn?” “It’s...