July News: generosity365 Academy EXTRA on August 1, More

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generosity365 Academy Extra

generosity365 Academies focus on essential topics that help churches and their leaders create a culture of faithful generosity.

The generosity365 Academy EXTRA on Saturday, August 1 will consider current issues impacting the church and how they inform best practices related to faithful generosity.

“Faithful Generosity: Moving Forward” will include presentations on new ideas for stewardship, resourcing, and engagement.

Participants will hear from:

  • Joe Park, CEO of Horizons Stewardship and Lisa Greenwood, Vice President for Leadership Ministries for the Texas Methodist Foundation and Executive Director of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations;
  • Sidney Williams, CEO of Crossing Capital Group, Pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Morristown, New Jersey, and author of Fishing Differently: Ministry Formation in the Marketplace;
  • Meredith McNabb, Associate Director for Educational Programming for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University

Online registration closes Tuesday, July 28. Registrants will be invited to make a donation to support the ministries of the Academy sponsors.

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Faithful, Hopeful, Loving Essentials

Faithful, Hopeful, Loving Essentials provides a basic, easy-to-share stewardship emphasis for any church, whether you’re currently worshiping in person, remotely, or not at all. A shorter version of the Faithful, Hopeful, Loving year-round stewardship emphasis, Essentials can be used successfully in a short time frame and with limited personnel and preparation time. This digital resource provides customizable, reproducible materials applicable for print and digital communications and includes emphasis preparation, invitation, and follow-up with devotionals, ways to give, commitment forms, thank-you letters, and more.

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Author Chat: Flora Williams

Pastors may feel quite secure and competent in premarital counseling about money, but know nothing about pros and cons of declaring bankruptcy, or about gambling addiction, or about estate planning, or many more issues related to finances. While in many cases additional expertise is required, The Shepherd’s Guide: Through the Valley of Debt and Financial Change gives pastors guidance on dealing with financial issues when counseling. Join author Flora Williams—retired Perdue University professor, counselor, and Church of the Brethren pastor—on Thursday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time to learn more about her book.

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