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Stewardship

Generosity is a matter of action, intentions, and heart. One way to describe it is the grateful outpouring of gifts to others, out of our love for God. Outpouring is a terrific description, since the priceless treasure of the gospel ... Read More

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December 14, 2016

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for January 2017

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

The offering you made last week empowered ministry within our congregation and in response to the needs of our community. […]

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Worship & Prayer
October 4, 2016

A Different Kind of Christmas: Helping People Find a More Meaningful Way

Every year the extravagant expense of showering gifts on ourselves and our families at Christmas leaves many people with the […]

Webinar
Advent & Christmas
November 3, 2015

Offertory Prayers by Email

Receive email once a month, with the text of each Sunday's Offertory Prayers.

November 1, 2016

Book Review of “The Christian Wallet: Spending, Giving, and Living with a Conscience”

By The Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Are you “truly a follower of Jesus or just a fan”? Authors Mike Slaughter and Karen Perry Smith […]

Book Review
Generous Living
June 27, 2016

Book Review of “The Generous Church: A Guide for Pastors”

By The Rev. Rosanna Anderson

What difference does generosity make in the church? Why is generosity so vital for congregations?

Book Review
General Resources
February 9, 2016

Time and Talents Survey Sample Documents

Provide ways for people to share their gifts and abilities through a Time and Talents survey. This one is adapted […]

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Stewardship Strategies
November 4, 2015

Stewardship Resources Comparison Chart

By Cokesbury Resource Consultants

Are you researching options for stewardship resources for your church? This helpful comparison chart from Cokesbury features details and […]

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Campaigns & Planned Giving
July 22, 2015

ReImagine Generosity

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

​Living Generously is a gripping five-week video teaching series about the joy of generosity. It reveals how God is […]

Article
Generous Living
February 10, 2015

Shop Online at UMCMarket.org and Benefit the Local Church

Whether you shop for gifts...your family...for donations...you benefit again by generating a microdoation to your church or […]

Article
Generous Living
May 11, 2017

Offering Electronic Giving: What Are You Waiting For?

Thursday, May 11, 2017 — Electronic giving is not the future of charitable giving, it is the present reality. If your church […]

Webinar
Stewardship Webinars
March 9, 2017

The Church Audit: You Can Do This!

Every congregation needs to do a church audit, but it doesn’t have to be a big expense or […]

Webinar
Stewardship Webinars
February 13, 2017

Financial Tips for Clergy: Take the Bite Out of Income Taxes!

Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like social security payments, estimated tax payments, housing allowances or […]

Webinar
Stewardship Webinars
February 1, 2017

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for February 2017

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

The offering you made last week empowered ministry within our congregation and in response to the needs of our community. […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
January 5, 2017

Stewardship & Finance: Getting it Right at the Starting Line

We start the new year with this webinar focused on the new member of the Stewardship Team, Finance Committee, or […]

Webinar
Stewardship Webinars
January 1, 2017

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for January 2017

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

The offering you made last week empowered ministry within our congregation and in response to the needs of our community. […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
January 1, 2017

Offertory Prayers and Invitation 2017

View offertory prayers and invitations from 2017.

Article
Worship & Prayer
December 14, 2016

December 2016 Generous Living Newsletter

Updated Webinar & New Books for Stewardship and Finance Leaders

Article
Generous Living
December 6, 2016

Book Review of “Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want”

By The Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Rachel Cruze, author of "Love Your Life, Not Theirs," urges us to stop comparing our situation to others. By focusing […]

Book Review
Generous Living
December 4, 2016

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for December 2016

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Through our connectional giving, we support the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and missionaries around the world —  […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
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