All Metro D.C. congregations are invited to the Beginning a Culture of Generosity virtual educational opportunity this Fall.
The Metro D.C. Synod Stewardship & Mission Table has partnered with Mike Ward of GSB to offer a stewardship training program designed to equip congregational leaders with easy to implement materials and strategies so that congregations can:
- Stimulate generosity even through national economic uncertainty
- Stabilize and grow financial giving
- Teach Biblical stewardship principles
- Help your members discover generosity throughout the year
For the participating congregations this fall, the program aims to stabilize your 2020 giving to 2019 (pre-coronavirus) levels, with the potential for modest growth above that level for 2021.
Congregations in the Metro D.C. Synod that have recently worked with GSB and Mike Ward:
- Lord of Life, Fairfax
- Abiding Presence, Burke
- Holy Trinity, Falls Church
- Peace, Alexandria
- Peace, Waldorf
- Shepherd of the Hills, Haymarket
- Bethel, Manassas
Who Should Attend
Congregational leaders such as stewardship team members, council treasurers, and rostered ministers are invited to participate in 6 virtual educational sessions starting in early September.
The Metro D.C. Synod will cover a $100 discount for this educational opportunity, so the cost is only $350 per congregation (multiple people can attend from one congregation). This program may qualify for a $250 Thrivent Action Team grant, please speak with your Thrivent financial representative for more details.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the interest form below no later than Friday, July 31. No money is due at the time you complete this form. Our Stewardship and Mission Support Table will follow up with you with more details and answer any questions you may have before you need to formally register.
You can reach out to the Stewardship Table lead Pastor Darcy Tillman directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.