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Take advantage of free leadership training webinars

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) regularly offers free leadership training webinars to support lay and clergy leaders in our ministries. Look over the topics below, and take advantage of those that would be most helpful to you. This information is reprinted from the ECF website, except that start times have been adjusted to reflect Central Standard Time here in Fort Worth. Spiritual Resources Online (January 13, 2015 6:00 PM) Motivated by busy schedules, declining participation in institutional life, and changing patterns of individual religious practice, congregations have…

Demi Prentiss authors piece in Vestry Papers

Demi Prentiss, until recently Ministry Developer/Stewardship Officer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has written an article in the September Vestry Papers, a publication of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). “As we grow beyond the narrow understanding of stewardship as an annual fundraising exercise – or as the late Terry Parsons used to call it, the ‘annual beg-a-thon’ – God begins to reshape our concept of what ‘gift’ and ‘giving’ actually mean. “Back in the days when spiritual gift assessments were…

Final free stewardship telecast June 25

St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth will host the third of three free stewardship telecasts at 7pm June 23. Nancy Davidge, editor of the Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices blog, will present “Communicating Stewardship Year ‘Round.”

Plan your annual giving campaign – ‘A Path Ahead’

Come to St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth for the second of three webcasts on stewardship, Wednesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m. That evening Laurel Johnston, executive director of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), will be the featured presenter, offering ” A Path Ahead.” This nuts-and-bolts session will be especially helpful to stewardship chairs, stewardship committees, and clergy, for engaging the congregation in the work of forming good stewards.

It’s not too late to bring TENS to your congregation – Good news for leaders

Your congregation can host the June 6-7 webcast of “Walking the Way,” the stewardship conference presented by The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). Vestries, stewardship teams, preachers, and Christian formation teams can learn from top stewardship practitioners. Four key one-hour workshops, plus worship and three keynote addresses, can be viewed live or delayed anytime in the month of June, for as little at $75 per site.

Join the Holy Conversation: Money, Church, and Millennials – Good news for leaders

Stewardship and adults under age 40 are the compelling focus of a Holy Conversation hosted by Brite Divinity School (http://brite.edu/) May 21-23 at the Bass Conference Center in the Harrison Building, 2925 Princeton Street, Fort Worth, Texas. “Let’s talk about connecting the church to young people and helping everyone connect their values to their spending,” reads the invitation from the Center for Faith and Giving, convener of the conversation.

Stewardship network offers workshops, keynotes online

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) is inviting congregations across the Untied States to join their 2014 Walking the Way conference via webcast June 6-7. Opening and closing worship, three keynote presentations, and four workshops will be live-streamed from the Atlanta-based conference, and subscribers may participate in real time or watch recorded webcasts at their convenience. The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, bishop of Atlanta, will offer the first plenary address on Friday afternoon, June 6, after opening worship. His address…

Find support for leaders and ministries

The Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices (ECFVP) website offers resources, inspiration, and instructional webinars to guide leaders in discernment, specific roles (senior warden, stewardship chair, etc.), and best practices (more efficient meetings, managing debt, etc.). You can receive a monthly newsletter via email, follow ECFVP on Facebook, or register to join with other leaders across the nation in a wide variety of online learning opportunities with experts and peers.

ECF offers free webinars

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is dedicated to assisting congregations to develop their leadership and financial resources. This coming month brings free web conferences on visioning, parish finances, year-round stewardship, and vestry orientation, all accessible via the web.

Engage God’s mission as a steward leader

Are you seeking ways to learn about leading your congregation to more faithful stewardship? The Ecumenical Center for Stewardship (ECS) is offering six different courses in its “Engaging God’s Mission” online series of virtual classes for steward leaders.

Ministry developer and stewardship officer Demi Prentiss contributes stewardship article to ECF Vital Practices

Demi Prentiss, diocesan ministry developer and stewardship officer, contributed the article “Liberating Stewardship ” to the September Vestry Papers of the Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices. Nancy Davidge, editor, said, “I’’m thrilled to have Demi as an occasional contributor to Vestry Papers; I appreciate her willingness to share her knowledge, experience, and writing skills with others in our church.”

Diocesan stewardship team forming

With the goal of supporting congregations’ growth in stewardship, Bishop High has named a five-person stewardship team – Bob Bess (St. Martin-in-the-Fields Keller), Mary Lilly (St. Luke Stephenville), Mark Neyland (Trinity Fort Worth), Oswell Person (St. Christopher Fort Worth), and Whit Smith (All Saints Fort Worth). The team will work in partnership with the bishop and with diocesan stewardship officer Demi Prentiss, linking congregations with people and resources.

Last chance to register for the TENS conference

Only a few more days to register for the July 11 and 12 webcast of the “Flourishing in Faith” stewardship conference produced by The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). For $75 per site, “distance” participants can attend opening worship, three plenary sessions with keynoter Clif Christopher, and four workshops being offered at the conference, which is held in Salt Lake City.
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