November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter
Generosity NEXT Registration Ends November 15 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., Senior Ministry Relations…
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October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

Author Chat, Newsletter
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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September 2019 News

September 2019 News

Newsletter
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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Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS: Generosity NEXT 2019 Focuses on the Offering

Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS: Generosity NEXT 2019 Focuses on the Offering

Generosity NEXT, Newsletter, Resources
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 the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia. 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…
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June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter
Missed the Generosity Transformed Conference? Get the Keynote Speaker Recordings Generosity Transformed! Conference participants learned how to energize and revitalize their strategies for faithful generosity by connecting their missions, ministries, and resources. You can do the same with recordings of the Generosity Transformed! Conference keynote speaker presentations. God's Subversive Generosity by the Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey, Coordinating Minister at Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Ontario Asking for Checks in a Venmo World: A Minister's Guide to Cultivating Generosity the Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel, Conference Minister for the Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ Piggy Banks and Offering Plates: On (Not) Giving It All Away by the Rev. Lee Hull Moses, Chief of Staff in the Office of the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)…
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Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS January 2018

Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS January 2018

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Register Today for the Pathways to Generosity Conference Register today to attend the Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope Conference April 3-5, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Participate on-site in Dallas or via live streaming. Don't miss this great conference with four dynamic keynote speakers: Rev. Dr. Katie Hays, Rev. Dr. Eric Law, Amiee Laramore, and Rev. Pedro Suarez, and nearly two dozen workshops. Stewardship Educators Forum Registration Extended to January 15  There's still time to register for the Stewardship Educators Forum Gathering and Stewardship Summit, January 23-25 in Southaven, Mississippi (near Memphis). Join your peers for helpful roundtable discussion at the Forum and paper presentations at the Summit. Join Ann Michel at the next Author Chat Join Rev. Dr. Ann Michel, Associate Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at…
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Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS December 2017

Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS December 2017

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Pathways to Generosity Conference Keynote Speakers The Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope Conference April 3-5, 2018 in Dallas, Texas will feature four dynamic keynote speakers: Rev. Dr. Katie Hays of the Galileo Church in Mansfield, Tezas; Rev. Dr. Eric Law, founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute; Amiee Laramore, Director of Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary; and Rev. Pedro Suarez, incoming Bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. More Register for the Stewardship Educators Forum by December 31 Join your peers in stewardship ministry at the Stewardship Educators Forum Gathering and stay for the Stewardship Summit, January 23-25 in Southaven, Mississippi (near Memphis). More COMPASS Blog focuses on Hymns and Hopes for the Holidays The Ecumenical Stewardship Center COMPASS Initiative engages young adults in conversations…
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Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS November 2017

Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS November 2017

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Don't forget! Generosity NEXT Registration Closes November 15 Generosity NEXT explores the connection between faithful stewardship, generous giving, and current culture. Participate onsite or via live streaming. More Come to the Stewardship Educators Forum and Stewardship Summit in January Join your peers in stewardship ministry at the Stewardship Educators Forum Gathering and stay for the Stewardship Summit, January 23-25 in Southaven, Mississippi (near Memphis). More Plan Now to Attend the Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope Conference Through keynotes, workshops, and worship, Pathways Conference participants will explore their paths to faithful generosity and leave ready to create new paths of generosity in their churches and organizations. April 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. More Stewardship and Advent? We've Got a Theme for That The Blessed Be the Lord God stewardship theme, based…
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Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS October 2017

Ecumenical Stewardship Center NEWS October 2017

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Connect Stewardship and Current Culture at Generosity NEXT Generosity NEXT explores the connection between faithful stewardship, generous giving, and current culture. Participate onsite or via live streaming. Registration closes November 15. Learn more Bill Enright is October Author Chat Special Guest Join the ESC Author Chat with Bill Enright to discuss his latest book, Kitchen Table Giving: Reimagining How Congregations Connect with Their Donors on Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, Noon Central time, 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. More October COMPASS Live Chat Features Financial Planning The ESC COMPASS Initiative connects young adults, faith, and finances. Join the COMPASS Live Chat about financial planning with special guest Jacqueline Painter from Everence on Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, Noon Central time, 11:00 a.m. Mountain…
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ESC NEWS September 2017

ESC NEWS September 2017

Newsletter
It's Not Too Late to Order Stewardship Resources It's not too late to order resources for your congregation's fall stewardship emphasis. Peruse our newest theme--Live Generously--and our other 18 themes in the ESC Web Store. Rebekah Basinger is September Author Chat Guest Join Rebekah Basinger, co-author of Growing Givers' Hearts: Fundraising as Ministry on September 27. More Register Today for Generosity NEXT Join the conversation about stewardship and current culture at Generosity NEXT, November 29 - December 1 in Nashville, Tennessee. We'll discuss "Stewardship and Generosity: Are We Doing All We Can?" with keynote speakers Rev. Dr. Anne Burkholder and Rev. Steve Manskar. More The Truth of What We Bring A person places a check or folded bills into the offering plate on Sunday morning. The usher sees the hand drop…
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