October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

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Learn Vital Practices for Church Giving at Generosity NEXT Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century is the topic for Generosity NEXT 2019, November 20-21, 2019. Receiving offerings has been an ongoing part of the church's story, beginning with the earliest scripture texts. Generosity NEXT will explore the history and theology of the offering, its spiritual significance, and how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture. Dr. L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at Candler School of Theology, will present an historical and theological review of the offering in Judeo/Christian culture. Melvin Amerson, Stewardship Consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation, will give a presentation about the offering as an act of worship, discipleship, and mission. Robert Hay Jr.,…
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Stewardship Leaders: Get Out of Your Bubble!

Stewardship Leaders: Get Out of Your Bubble!

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It is easy—and perhaps inescapable—for a Christian leader to become encased in a bubble of loneliness. If such leaders explore the Bible, they will find themselves in good company. For leaders with responsibilities related to stewardship ministry, the loneliness can feel even more acute. Sometimes this loneliness is very real: at other times, imagined. Cultures of secrecy and scarcity related to money create barriers to encouraging generosity. Fears about lack of financial knowledge and understanding of stewardship as a spiritual discipline cause anxiety to bubble up, if you will. In the most recent issue of Giving Magazine, fifteen stewardship thought leaders and practitioners from more than a half-dozen faith traditions provide thoughtful, practical, and inspirational ways to effectively serve as a steward leader. You’ll find advice specifically for clergy and…
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September 2019 News

September 2019 News

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It's Not Too Late to Order Resources for a Fall Stewardship Emphasis Devoted to Generosity, our newest stewardship emphasis theme, includes timelines for a fall and short fall emphasis, and much, much more: Scriptural insights from the Old and New Testaments Outlines, including musical suggestions, for 12 worship services 12 adult studies, 12 youth studies, and 12 children's stories Digital files to produce bulletin inserts, bulletin covers, commitment cards for adults and children, theme-focused letterhead and envelopes, bookmarks, and posters Logo graphics for use in print and electronic publications Get Devoted to Generosity Attend the Generosity NEXT Seminar: Spirited Generosity - Offering Vitality in the 21st Century Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century is the topic for Generosity NEXT 2019, November 20-21, 2019 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer…
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