ESC News July 2016

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Generosity NEXT and Generosity NOW: Save the Dates Generosity Next 2016 Explore how current culture informs faithful stewardship and generosity. What are the NEXT questions we should be asking? November 29 - December 2, 2016 Miami, Florida Generosity NOW 2017: Stewardship Fusion 2 Learn spiritual principles and best practices for faithful stewardship and generosity through plenary speakers, workshops, and worship. April 25-27, 2017 Washington, DC  View all ESC events   Join the July Author Chat Featuring Melvin Amerson, Author of Stewardship in African American Churches: A New Paradigm ESC Author Chats provide opportunities to interact with thought leaders who have written some of the best books on faithful stewardship and generous giving. The Rev. Melvin Amerson, ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and Stewardship Services Consultant for the Texas…
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Fearless Sowing

Fearless Sowing

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Investing our resources for the sake of the kingdom is risky. It takes courage. As we sow the seeds of our time, talent, and treasure, some will fall on deaf ears. Others will fall on ears which are somewhat receptive. And our resources will be sown in places where some will accept them and use them and benefit from them until the worldly attitudes of society creep up around them. We will be disappointed, frustrated, even ridiculed at times. But thanks to God, sometimes our resources will be accepted by deep, receptive, productive people. Some will receive our investments of time, talent, and treasure and happily accept them and use them and benefit from them—and produce fruit for the kingdom because of our investments. And because of our willingness to…
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