The Ecumenical Stewardship Center sponsors educational events for education, inspiration, and networking that helps the church thrive through faithful generosity.
Sandra* kept hitting the wall, as she says, when she considered the connection between stewardship and philanthropy. Even though she was a long-term pastor, she knew she wasn’t doing the best she could do to help those in her church understand faithful generosity. Then Sandra attended an Ecumenical Stewardship event, with informative workshops, energizing speakers, and the opportunity to connect with others from across the US and Canada who share her passion for stewardship ministry. It was a breakthrough for Sandra, as she made connections between philanthropy— inviting people to give— and stewardship— inviting people to live out their faith in ways that bless those around them.
(*name has been changed.)
generosity365 Academies are fast-paced, 1+day events that inspire, engage, and inform steward leaders about best practices for growing faithful and generous stewards. They include worship, a keynote, and 12 informative workshops (4 at each Academy) on essential stewardship topics such as narrative budgeting, fiscal transparency and accountability, engaging new stewards, legacy giving, new channels of giving, and much more. Dates and locations for the Academies are
- April 24-25, 2020: St. Louis, Missouri
- October 2-3, 2020: Location TBD
- February 19-20, 2021: Fullerton, California
Generosity NEXT features plenary speakers who are thought leaders on cutting-edge topics related to faithful stewardship and generosity in the North American cultural landscape. Generosity NEXT includes significant opportunities to engage with the plenary speakers and other attendees in small groups.
Online Author Chats provide opportunities to interact with thought leaders who are authors of some of the most recently-published books on faithful stewardship and generous giving.