The Stewardship Committee of National Capital Presbytery is committed to bringing our constituents’ workshops, seminars and events that will be helpful in congregational programming and resourcing. Here you will find all hand-outs and information from workshops presented by the committee for use by ALL NCP congregations.
The Stewardship Committee of NCP provides scholarships to lay individuals and grants to congregations to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars relating to Stewardship/Generosity. We will share attendees experiences from these events here.
Planned Giving Days – May 2019
Aaron Siirila, CCA, is Church Business Administrator at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA, and is a Certified Church Administrator of The Church Network. Mr. Siirila attended the National Capital Gift Planning Council’s Planned Giving Days in May 2019, thanks to generous grant from the National Capital Presbytery Stewardship Committee. Mr. Siirila learned some valuable lessons to grow your church’s planned giving. “4 Ways to Jump Start Your Church’s Planned Giving Program.”
Workshops/Webinars/Open Space Topics/Events:
2018 – November (Presbytery Meeting and Open Space)
“Strengthening Congregational Finances” with Bob Connolly – open space workshop focusing on “The Three Main Reasons Folks Give”
1) Faith Relations 2) Opportunities 3) Asking. It is the combination of all three which is critical to the success of a giving program in a congregation.
Supporting information here: The Stewardship of Finances in Local Congregations and Raising Money – Inside and Outside of the Congregation
Sermon – “Relationships Build Community”
(Available for use with credit of the source given to the presenter)
2018 – October 10 (Webinar)
Generations & Stewardship with a focus on Millennials with Grace Duddy Pomroy – Grace is a millennial stewardship ministry leader and financial educator. She served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary and the Executive Director of Operations for Kairos and Associates and the Joshua Group. She is the co-author of the recently published stewardship book, Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of Your Congregation’s Life.
Generations & Stewardship with a focus on Millennials (slide presentation)
2018 -September 11 (Webinar)
Small Capital Campaigns – Presenter: John Wray, John is a seasoned professional in church capital campaigns. He is currently consulting with the Presbyterian Foundation on how church can conduct a small or mini-capital campaign.
Small Capital Campaigns (slides)
2018 – June 26 (Presbytery Meeting Open Space)
Understanding Stewardship in Racial and Ethnic Communities – Led by Olanda Carr, Ministry Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Foundation, serving the East Region
This workshop explores various aspects of stewardship within racial-ethnic communities. Featuring statistical trends within the PCUSA related to historical giving patterns, current trends, and recommendations for enhanced stewardship programming. (Available for use with credit of the source given to the presenter)
2018 – May 22 (Presbytery Open Meeting Open Space)
Vulnerability and Courage: The Practice of Stewardship – This is an introductory workshop that explores the practice of stewardship through the lens of researcher Brené Brown. Dr. Brown, a practicing Christian and professor of Social Work, has published her research on shame, vulnerability, and the practice of courage that leads to “wholeheartedness”. Her data concludes that persons who experience “wholeheartedness” strengthen the communities to which they belong, including congregations. ( Used only with permission of the authors.)
2018 – April 5 – Stewardship Committee of NCP brings you a webinar on Planned Giving for Churches. Led by Karl Mattison.
WHAT IS IT? How big is the opportunity (it is quite big) and what can it mean for future ministry?
THE CHALLENGE. There are headwinds. Why so? Yet we have a unique advantage.
MAKING A PLAN. Build a plan using your advantage.
RESOURCES. Don’t start from scratch. Adapt and use great resources.
2016 – Stewardship Kaleidoscope – “Real Tools for Real Ministry”
February 29 – March 2, 2016 – San Antonio, TX
Link to ALL WORKSHOPS AND PLENARY GATHERINGS
2014 – Generational Stewardship Seminar – Karl Travis
– Generations and Stewardship 2014
– Generations Theory and the Church 2014
– Gifts to the Church – Generations
– Generations Theory and Worship Handout Version