Episcopal Network for Stewardship

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April 5, 2011

I have been a member of St. Patrick's for 30 years, so over the years I have heard my share of Stewardship talks, programs and campaigns. Like many of you, I suppose I was recruited and chaired the Every Member Canvas and stewardship drive a few times. So when I asked to tell my story I was...

March 29, 2011

Maundy Thursday is the day that we commemorate the last Supper that Jesus ate with his disciples. Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means mandate or command. This stems from Christ's words in John 13:34, "A new commandment I give to you."

Jesus is in the upper room, he has...

January 18, 2011

Where do families go to learn healthy money habits? The issue is more urgent than ever. Are youth learning the right habits from adults? Are congregations helping to shape wise financial values in young people? It is crucial for faith communities to reflect on what role, if any, they are...

January 18, 2011

John Lennon promoted the use of the imagination as a way to change the way people thought about the world, their place in it, and what it might take to change the world.  He invited us to dream and hope and invite others into imagining what life could be.

Congregational life deserves the...

January 10, 2011

One of the many working definitions of stewardship–and this one has been around for the last sixty years—is everything we do after we say we believe.   My sense is this definition has its staying power because it begs the question: What do we believe? And how do our choices and actions align...

January 10, 2011

“Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” Jesus

“A ohe hana nui ke alu’ia” (“No job is too big when done together”) Hawaiian proverb

There is an ancient method of catching fish here in Hawaii called hukilau . Like New Testament fishing, it is a collaborative process that...

October 7, 2010

"This is stewardship, not fundraising" is something I have heard often during the past 15 years as a stewardship teacher. However, as a once-upon-a-time development director for a most-worthy-cause non-profit organization, I know that large gifts always have a spiritual component. I have yet to...

August 3, 2010

About 180 people from throughout the Episcopal Church attended "Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity," the 2010 conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), held July 30-31 in Indianapolis.

The conference was sponsored by TENS, the Episcopal Church's Office of Stewardship,...

January 18, 2010

Laurel: What brought you to your community of faith?

Alondra: When I first moved to Indianapolis, I did not have a church. I was raised Catholic, but I went to a Baptist church when I lived in Missouri. I was looking for a congregation like the one I left. I missed the Pasto, and I...

November 16, 2009

I do not believe in tithing.

Tithing is an Old Testament notion that came from the time when there was no separation between church and state, and what social services there were had to be provided by a combination of the generosity of individuals and what was provided by the...

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