Creating a Culture of Call: a conversation with Dr. Sue LeFeber

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/15/2018

We’ve spent some significant time this fall examining the need for pastors in rural communities in the U.S. Our blog series kicked off with Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams, Presbytery Executive for the Central Nebraska Presbytery, telling her story of the need...

Stewardship after disaster: Wallace Presbyterian Church

by Rev. Dr. Phil Gladden
11/5/2018

Editor’s note: Rev. Dr. Phil Gladden is pastor of Wallace Presbyterian Church in Wallace, North Carolina. We checked in with “Dr. Phil” (as the locals know him) shortly after Hurricane Florence decimated parts of North Carolina. He shared with us...

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...

Debra Hepler to retire as executive director of Ghost Ranch

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/28/2018

ABIQUIU, New Mexico — Today, Debra Hepler announced her retirement as the Executive Director of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), effective February 1, 2019. Hepler has served as Ghost Ranch’s chief executive since...

Women of the Church

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/27/2018

Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come! -Isaiah 60:1 Women of the Church play a tremendous role in shaping Christians. In fact, there wouldn’t be a Christian Church without the women witnesses at Jesus’ tomb described in all four Gospels. The...

This month in Stewardship: August

by Robyn Davis Sekula
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...

“Good and Faithful” Stewardship

by Olanda Carr
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

by Presbyterian Foundation
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,...

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...