New “Live Free” Stewardship Materials are Available for Purchase

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"Live Free", based on Galatians 5:1, is the theme for just-released stewardship resources published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. The Ecumenical Stewardship Center offers resources that together provide a creative, comprehensive, and thought-provoking approach to encourage generous giving and faithful stewardship. "Live Free" is the first of four planned themes that focus on 1 Timothy 6:18-19 and the phrase "take hold of the life that really is life."  Future themes will be "Live Simply", "Live Generously", and "Live Courageously". "Live Free" includes four sub-themes: "Free From the Money Trap", "Free To Be Rich", "Free From the Uncertainty of Riches", and "Free to Take Hold of Life". Volume 17 of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine includes articles that provide theological reflection on "Live Free" and each of…
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Registration Opens for “Stewardship Fusion”: 2015 North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy

Registration Opens for “Stewardship Fusion”: 2015 North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy

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Online registration for "Stewardship Fusion", the 2015 North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy, is now open. "Stewardship Fusion" will take place April 27-29 at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas (Kansas City area). Laypersons, pastors, and judicatory and denominational staff who attend the North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy (NACCP) have the opportunity to increase their knowledege about spiritual principles and best practices relating to giving and faithful stewardship. Location, Lodging, Transportation The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has grown from four people in 1990 to more than 18,000 adult members with an average weekly worship attendance of more than 8,800 in 2012. The church was listed as the most influential mainline church in America in a 2005 survey of American pastors. The congregation and…
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