"Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Big Picture Thinking for Stewardship
Building Faith offers a free webinar entitled "Forming Faithful Stewards." Our expert panelists discuss giving and generosity in church settings, at this time of year when many congregations are beginning annual giving campaigns.
In addition to larger themes around giving, this webinar will offer practical resources for making stewardship a year-round emphasis. Whether your church is small or large, you are sure to find something helpful for your context.
Panelists and Host
Carolyn Moomaw Chilton is the Associate for Evangelism and Stewardship at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. She's worked as a lay person in the church for almost 30 years in the areas of evangelism, stewardship & generosity, and Christian Formation.
Diane Wright currently serves as Coordinator for Stewardship for Latino/Hispanic Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Diane has a passion for sharing her faith, which has been integral to her work as an educator, lawyer, writer, speaker and social entrepreneur. An active lay leader at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, she also serves as Coordinator for Family Ministry at St. Andrew’s, just a few miles away.
Matthew Kozlowski (your host) is co-editor of Building Faith, and a staff member at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching.
The slides for this webinar are available via Google drive.
Forming Faithful Stewards Slides
Bibliography: Children and Stewardship from StoryPath (compiled by Noell Rathbun-Cook)
Money Personality Types Quiz [referenced in ECF Vital Practices Webinar above]
Prayer for My Church
(Used by Julie Simonton: Church Vitality Day at Church of the Epiphany, June 24, 2017
My church is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them.
It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith,
and a church with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the task
of being all the things that I want my church to be.
Prayer Cube - a helpful way to express gratitude at home