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Stewardship Kaleidoscope: summaries of sessions

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/5/2018

Last week, we served as a major sponsor at Stewardship Kaleidoscope. Our Ministry Relations Officers and other Foundation staff led sessions on a variety of topics, all related to stewardship, generosity and giving. We wrote stories about many of these...

Donor leaves more than $1 million for college scholarships

by Eva Stimson
9/6/2018

A Florida woman who was a lifelong Presbyterian, a savvy investor, and a pioneer for women in the Chicago banking industry, has left a bequest of more than $1 million to the Presbyterian Foundation. The money is being used to...

Ten Great Hymns about Stewardship

by David Gambrell
9/4/2018

By David Gambrell Editor’s note: Many churches have a fall emphasis stewardship calendar, calling for a Pledge Sunday in October or November. Worship services commonly have a stewardship and/or generosity theme. We asked David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the...

This month in Stewardship: September

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/14/2018

September is typically when many church stewardship committees gear up for pledge Sunday. By now, you should have a theme selected, your budget close to finalized and your committee should be meeting on a regular basis. Additionally, you should be...

The gift of giving

by Maggie Harmon
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...

The Sacrament of Gratitude

by Joe Small
4/4/2018

The sacraments have been referred to as “means of grace.” The term has fallen out of theological fashion because it is ambiguous and open to misunderstanding. Are Baptism and Eucharist instruments of grace? vehicles of grace? conveyors of grace? elicitors...

This month in Stewardship: June

by Robyn Davis Sekula
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

by Rob Hagan
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...

Keeping a Generosity Initiative Alive Long-Term

by Presbyterian Foundation
3/25/2018

Rev. David Loleng, Director of Church Financial Literacy and Leadership at the Presbyterian Foundation shares an article from Chris Willard and Warren Bird on ways to keep congregations engaged long-term through a generosity initiative or capital campaign. Read the story...