Stewardship

Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.

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May 7, 2012

As the Lenten fast ends, we can either applaud or chastise ourselves on how well we did with whatever we took on or gave up. Many of us have been trained to give Lent a lot of attention. For centuries the Christian family has been drawn...

May 7, 2012

I’m sure glad that we get fifty days to celebrate Easter. I realize that at every Eucharistic meal on every Sunday we commemorate the death and resurrection of our Lord; however our tradition gives us a season, a full fifty days to live...

May 7, 2012

The Rev. Ed Bacon will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2012 Apostles in Transformational Stewardship Awards at the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis.  Ed is the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California – a 4,000...

May 7, 2012

Stewardship, proportional giving, tithing, planned giving.  These are big left-brained words.  Big words, in the head, business like words.  When I think about how I learned about giving it was not with these words.  Yes, I know they are...

January 13, 2012

What’s the sure-fire way to set up a planned giving effort from scratch in any congregation? There’s no magic bullet. I’ve worked with congregations all across the country, and I’ve learned that each is unique. However, there are some...

January 13, 2012

A great gift I received once was when someone taught me how to needlepoint. I was thirty years old and just beginning my ordained ministry.  I thought needlepoint was for grandmothers, not young professionals. I was wrong. Needlepoint was...

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Sunday, November 11, 2012 (Proper 27B, Mark 12:38-44) - The Right Rev. Michael Bruce Curry,...

Sunday, November 4, 2012 (Proper 26B, Mark 12:28-34) - The Rev. Tim Schenck, Rector of the...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 (Proper 25B, Mark 10:46-52) - Cindy Ruiz, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal...

Sunday, October 21, 2012 (Proper 24B, Mark 10:35-45) - Lelanda Lee, St. Stephen’s Episcopal...

Sunday, October 14, 2012 (Proper 23B, Mark 10:17-31) - The Very Rev. Walter B.A. Brownridge,...

Sunday, October 7, 2012 (Proper 22B, Mark 10:2-16) - The Right Rev. Catherine "Cate" Waynick,...

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Ecumenical Stewardship Center Website. As a Network for Growing Stewards, the Ecumenical Stewardship Center connects, inspires, and equips Christian steward leaders to transform church communities through a vital relationship with a generous God and in fellowship with today’s church - gathered, outreaching and scattered.

An association of church leaders who understand, practice, and proclaim God's call to generosity. The mission of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) is to transform lives by developing a network of church leaders who encourage generosity.