ESC News May 2017

Making the Case for Faithful Generosity

In 1996, the book Money Matters: Personal Giving in American Churches was published. It shared the results of an extensive study of church giving in five diverse denominations. The study found that generous congregations encourage regular consistent giving supported by prayerful and thoughtful planning. 

More than two decades later, additional research and practices have supported these findings. In the 2008 book Passing the Plate: Why Christians Don't Give Away More Money, authors Christian Smith and Michael Emerson reached the same conclusion.


May Author Chat Features Margaret Marcuson

Don't miss the May Author Chat with Margaret Marcuson, featuring her book Social Media for Your Church.


May COMPASS Live Chat Features Mike Little

Join Mike Little of the Faith and Money Network at the May COMPASS Live Chat to talk about your relationship with your money.


Small churches CAN have effective stewardship ministries! Stewardship in the Small Congregation can help.
Faithful Stewards are Agents of Hope

Stewardship and the practice of generosity can bring great joy! In fact, generosity is life-giving to both the giver and recipient.


Help Share the Message The message of Christian stewardship matters to the Ecumenical Stewardship Center and its partners. If it matters to you, please help share the message by giving a gift to ESC today.