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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...

This Month in Stewardship: May

by Robyn Davis Sekula
4/23/2018

We are transitioning from Eastertide to Pentecost in the life of the church. Chances are, the next big events in the life of the members of your congregation are graduations, weddings, and for some members, transitioning to their summer homes....

Grace and Gratitude: How to Respond to an Ugly Gift

by Joe Small
2/12/2018

Peter Leithart begins his recent book Gratitude: An Intellectual History with an illustration: "Imagine that your beloved grandmother gave you a rather ugly soup tureen as a wedding gift. Seeing as you have no use for the tureen, how ought you respond?...

Good books to strengthen pastoral ministry

by Joe Small
11/21/2017

  Suggestion for December reading: Bruce Gordon, John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion: A Biography. Princeton University Press, 2016. Princeton University Press is publishing an imaginative series: "Lives of Great Religious Books." Each book in the series is a...