Register for the generosity365 Academy by February 29 for the Early Bird Rate
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
St. Louis workshops are
- Leadership, Money, and the Church
- Engaging New Stewards
- Offering Invitations that Ignite the Joy of Generosity
- New Channels of Giving
You can attend any Academy on site, via individual live streaming, or at a host site. All types of participation have the same registration fee.
Registration for the St. Louis Academy is open: the Early Bird rate of $199 ends February 29.
March 19 Author Chat Features Clayton Smith & Growing Through Disaster
Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith, retired executive pastor of stewardship and generosity at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, will share about his latest book Growing Through Disaster: Tools for Financial and Trauma Recovery in Your Faith Community. Communities suffer from many types of traumas and disasters: hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, and other natural or human-made disasters. There are also personal disasters: divorce, death of a spouse, job loss, etc. Growing Through Disaster can assist communities and individuals in recovery from any of these disasters by focusing on gaining and regaining financial strength. Learn how your church can provide hope-filled care in the face of any type of disaster.
Join Clayton on Thursday, March 19, 2:30 pm Eastern time, 1:30 pm Central time, 12:30 pm Mountain time, 11:30 am Pacific time.
Get Stewardship Resources and Get Results
Watch the video about one congregation’s experience with Ecumenical Stewardship Center stewardship resources.
It’s Our Anniversary! Support Our Ministry
In 2020, the Ecumenical Stewardship Center celebrates 40 years of ministry: growing generous stewards that serve congregations, judicatories, and denominations across Canada and the US. Help us celebrate by sharing a financial gift. Thank you in advance for your generosity!