ESC News April 2017

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There's still time to register for Generosity NOW       April 25-27, 2017 Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC Generosity NOW--formerly the North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy--has been a premiere Ecumenical Stewardship Center event for decades. Laypersons, pastors, and judicatory and denominational staff who attend Generosity NOW increase their knowledge about spiritual principles and best practices relating to faithful stewardship and generous giving through plenary sessions, workshops, and worship. This year's Generosity NOW plenary speakers are from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary, and the Faith and Money Network. Generosity NOW offers three excellent plenary sessions and 19 different workshops in three tracks: Faithful Stewardship, Leadership, and Generous Giving. Registration for Generosity NOW is just $299.00 and includes a pre-conference reception at the Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National…
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New Live Generously Theme Resources Now Available

New Live Generously Theme Resources Now Available

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Live Generously, based on 2 Corinthians 8:9, is the theme for just-released stewardship resources published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. Together, they provide a creative, comprehensive, and thought-provoking approach to encourage faithful stewardship that leads to generous giving. Live Generously is the third of four planned themes that focus on 1 Timothy 6:18-19 and the phrase "take hold of the life that really is life."  Other themes are Live Free, Live Simply, and Live Courageously. Volume 19 of the Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine is based on the Live Generously theme and includes articles that provide theological reflection, resource reviews, and practical suggestions to improve all aspects of a congregation's stewardship program. Writers are stewardship thought leaders from across Canada and the US and include Bill Enright,…
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