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March 2016:

  • Save the date for our 2017 stewardship conference; new resources from Stewardship in the Changing Church; The Spiritual Practice of Generosity; Personal Reflections on Stewardship: Jonathan New

April 2016:

  • Stepping into Stewardship – Jim Thomas reports on this 3-day conference; Give a Word of Witness; Quotable; Personal Reflections on Stewardship: Christa Lee-Chuvala

May 2016:

  • Save the date for Embracing Stewardship – our 2017 conference; Tell the Old, Old, Story; Quotable; Personal Reflections on Stewardship: Bruce Rockwell

June 2016:

  • Time to Start Planning; Save the Date; Quotable; Personal Reflections on Stewardship: Gary Melville

July 2016:

  • Giving Thanks…for the Offering, by Bruce Rockwell; Save the Date; Quotable; Not so Simple: Living in Christ

August 2016:

  • Five Questions for Discerning your Annual Giving Theme; Save the Date; Quotable; Speaking of Stewardship

September 2016:

  • The Stewardship of White Privilege; Save the Date; Quotable; Talking About Money.

October 2016:

  • 50 Ways to Improve Your Annual Stewardship Campaign; Save the Date; Quotable; Need a Stewardship Sermon Idea?

November 2016:

  • Thanksgiving and the Practice of Gratitude; Quotable; Three Stewardship Notions; Stewardship Begins with God’s Abundance and Our Response to it: Save the Date

December 2016:

  • 10 Simple Ways to be Generous this Christmas; Preview: Our 2017 Conference Workshops!

January 2017:

  • Our 2017 Conference! Agenda announced; Stewardship Resolutions; Quotable; Energy Efficiency Sends Message of Stewardship

February 2017:

  • Registration is open; Chat; Workshop Offerings; Quotable; Stewardship Marathon: Top Ten Takeaways

March 2017:

  • Last days to register; Sign up now and get a free copy of Embracing Stewardship; What to expect at this two-day conference – join us!

April 2017:

  • Stewardship conference wrap-up: The Results are In; Listen and Learn; More pics!

May 2017:

  • Out of the Box Thinking; How Gratitude can Help when we Feel too Busy; Quotable; Three “I’s” of Stewardship; The Power of Authentic Testimony

June 2017:

  • The Blessing of Giving and the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility; Stewardship in Times of Transition; Quotable; Stewardship of our Earth: What can one person do?

July 2017:

  • 50 ways to Encourage Faithful Giving; Quotable; Why I Give; Who Supports the Local Church?

August 2017:

  • Building a Narrative Budget; Quotable; 11 Steps to Stewardship Success; Ah-ha Moments and Stewardship Tables for Children

September 2017:

  • Speaking of Generosity; the Most Important Stewardship Job Ever; Quotable;  Is Your Church Ready for #Givingtuesday?

October 2017:

  • Church Finance: Court Ruling on Clergy Housing Allowance Raises Questions; How to Create a Narrative Budget; Quotable; 5 Key Elements in Successful Stewardship Strategy

November 2017:

  • Easy Ways to Share Gratitude this Thanksgiving; Black Friday and Your Bank Account; Quotable; Progressive Christian Reflections on Advent; What are the True Costs of Church Programs?

December 2017:

  •  A Christmas Carol Story of Stewardship; Quotable; How Will your Congregation’s Value be Assessed?; Fear Not: A Reflection on Stewardship

January 2018:

  • Generosity: Cutting Through the Financial Fog; Quotable; Seven Ways to Demonstrate- the Key to Generosity is Purpose

February 2018:

  • 9 Ways Leaders Can Promote Faithful Stewardship; The Offering Moment; Quotable; Methods to Overcome a Scarcity Mindset You Need to Know

March 2018:

  • Facing a Future Without the Clergy Housing Allowance; A Prayer from One Great Hour of Sharing; more on One Great Hour of Sharing; Phasing into Digital Giving

April 2018:

  • Stewardship for the Scattering; Earth Day Sunday 2018; Quotable; Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tool

May 2018:

  • Does your Church Need a Capital Budget?; Abundance; Quotable; Will Our Children be Stewards?

June 2018:

  • Inspired to Do; Why Has Money Stopped Going to Church?; Quotable; Year-Round Stewardship Video; Teach Your Teenagers Lessons About Finance

July 2018:

  • The Basics: Mission Development; Quotable; The Importance of Gift Policies: Retiring Gifts; Save the Date – Stewardship Day; Three Most-Often Missed (or Messed-Up) Practices in Church Finance

August 2018:

  • Save the Date: “Letting Go”; Simplifying Stewardship Part I; Quotable; Stewardship Day; Annual Campaign Tip Sheet

September 2018:

  • Save the Date: “Letting Go”; 6 Ways to Maximize Your Church’s Home-Field Advantage in Giving; Quotable; What are we ‘Offering’ at the Offering? Part I; Ministries Across Generations: Stewardship Crafts; Stewardship Day event

October 2018:

  • Save the Date: “Letting Go”; Q&A: Innovation in Church Stewardship; Quotable; Liberating Word: Generous Generations; Who is Giving?

November 2018:

  • Letting Go: An NESC Special Event!; A Stewardship of Privilege; Quotable; Easy Ways to Share Gratitude this Thanksgiving; Stewardship Begins with God’s Abundance and Our Response to it

December 2018:

  • Letting Go:Workshops Announced!; How Scrooge Mistook Money for True Flourishing; Clergy Income Tax Seminar: Changes in 2019; Quotable

January 2019:

Letting Go – Registration is Now Open!; Quotable; Preaching Themes for Stewardship

Special 2019:

  • Letting Go – You are invited; Quotable

March 2019:

  • Letting Go is cancelled; Clergy Housing Allowance Continues; Engaging Millennials and More Cashless Giving; Quotable

May 2019:

  • A Message from the NESC; Pounding the Pulpit; Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign; How Does Your Church Talk about Money? (video); Quotable