October 2022 Vestry Papers: Stewardship in a New World
Stewardship can be interpreted in many ways, but most would agree that life-giving stewardship involves a personal journey and an eagerness to do God’s work on earth. In this issue, we hear stories of individuals and communities celebrating stewardship, and we share questions, resources and inspiration for your own stewardship journey.
In Meeting New Challenges for Stewardship, Charles Cloughen Jr. shares insights on creating generous givers, offers practical tools to encourage generosity and points us to valuable online stewardship resources. This article is available in English and Spanish.
Do you remember your first pledge? In New World, Ancient Practice: Tithing in the 21st Century, Mary Vano describes her personal relationship with tithing and encourages us to find our way on God’s path of liberation through generous giving.
What are the big questions to consider around transformational stewardship? In Forming Stewards, Loving the Questions, Demi Prentiss highlights the journey of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, as they began a discernment process to focus development on “the Four C’s”– commerce, compassion, culture and congregation.
How do we extend an invitation to deeper devotion and greater giving? In The Goal of One Hundred Percent Giving, Sandy Webb invites us to consider stewardship beyond tithing and stewardship as pastoral care.
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