A child’s view of the resurrection

by Ellie Johns-Kelley

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,...

Stewardship calls for a modern view of tithing

by Robyn Davis Sekula

About five years ago, Adam J. Copeland met with a husband and wife who were co-pastoring a church. The couple tithed their income to the congregation and had no extra income to give to other charities and causes that they...

Resolving to Be Different

by Olanda Carr

It’s that time again. In what seems like the ‘twinkling of an eye,’ another year has gone, a new year has begun. Memories of 2018 have quickly been replaced with aspirations for 2019. For many of us, that means creating...

Why Support Your Local Church?

by Rev. David Wright

Editor's note: This piece was reprinted with permission from The Broadcaster, Westminster Presbyterian Church's newsletter. The church is located in Westminster, Colorado. Our thanks to the author for allowing us to repost it.  As our church heads into the fall...

Stewardship Kaleidoscope: summaries of sessions

by Robyn Davis Sekula

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

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

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

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

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

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...