Episcopal Network for Stewardship

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June 18, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] There’s still time to register for the 2013 Conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) on July 12 and 13 at the Episcopal Commons of Utah in Salt Lake City, Diocese of Utah.

And, if traveling isn’t possible for in-...

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 member multi-ethnic urban Episcopal parish, with a...

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 into the via negativa dimension of Lent – engaging in the...

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 into the wonder and awe of new life in the Risen Christ. ...

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 important words, important concepts, goals to aspire to...

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 for me, and for the past twenty years needlepointing has...

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 basic steps that should work for almost any Episcopal faith...

December 2, 2011

 

[Oficial de Relaciones Públicas] Para ayudar en la promoción de todo el año de mayordomía, se ha creado una serie de anuncios por la Oficina de Comunicaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal para que sean utilizados por las diócesis y las congregaciones, sin costo alguno.

Basados en el...

December 2, 2011

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] To assist in promoting year-round stewardship, a series of ads have been created by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication for use by dioceses and congregations at no cost.

Based on the theme Faith In Action, a different ad is available...

October 6, 2011

As a stewardship and development officer in the Episcopal Church I awoke the other day in my Seattle apartment thinking about Francis of Assisi and his spiritual gift to us through his philanthropic stewardship. These thoughts were not just because the church recently celebrated his feast day,...

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