ESC News August 2016

ESC News August 2016

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  Generosity NEXT and Generosity NOW: Save the Dates Generosity NEXT 2016 David King and Melissa Spas from the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will lead discussions on the altered landscape of religious giving, shifting generosity paradigms, growing generosity through discipleship, and more. November 29 - December 2, 2016 Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Coral Gables, Florida       Generosity NOW 2017: Stewardship Fusion 2 Lovett Weems and Ann Michel from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership will be our plenary speakers. Learn spiritual principles and best practices for faithful stewardship and generous giving. April 25-27, 2017 Washington, DC View the ESC Stewardship Network Calendar         Stewardship in Scripture Online Course Begins September 5   With the understanding that stewardship encompasses more than…
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Time to Be Faithful

Time to Be Faithful

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In a sermon at the 2012 Symposium on Preaching and Stewardship sponsored by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. James Forbes challenged the church with some tough questions. "Can we afford to do right anymore? Do the just thing? Care for those whose mortgages are playing havoc with their sense of well-being? Take care of the hospital programs for children? Make sure that even our justice system is designed for strengthening well-being and reducing violence?" He continued, "Right now, in these difficult times, is the time for the church to be alive: to talk about the faithfulness of God, to tell people this is the time to be faithful. We who are the stewards of the good word have to use that good word for the faithfulness to God's…
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