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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 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 about the offering as an act of worship, discipleship, and mission
  • Robert Hay, Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Office, Southeast for the Presbyterian Foundation, will share about the cultural influences on the offering including technology, generational differences, and the place of church in society
  • Stewardship and fundraising consultant Lori Guenther Reesor will share a presentation on best practices for the offering and how to make the offering a meaningful moment when faith communities gather.

Participate in Generosity NEXT onsite in Atlanta, via live streaming, or at a Live Streaming Site. Congregations and organizations have the opportunity to bring Generosity NEXT home by becoming a host site.

On-site registration is $239 USD until October 31. Individual live streaming registration is $109 USD until October 31. Live Streaming Site registration is $250 USD. Registration ends November 15.


Learn More and Register

Missed the Latest Author Chat? Watch it Online

In his ESC Author Chat, Gary Hoag discusses his resource Good and Faithful: Ten Stewardship Lessons for Everyday Living. Devoted to Generosity. This resource for individuals and small groups includes twelve lessons with a short video (7-10 minutes), scriptures to read, questions, to discuss, and tips for stewards to put into practice. Watch Gary’s chat and our other chats with thought leaders who are authors of some of the best books on faithful stewardship and generous living.

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