170425stewardshippreconfWe teach good stewardship with the expectation that people will become more generous and joyful givers. We expect that members will automatically give to the work of the congregation, but that is increasingly not what happens.

J. Clif Christopher will help us think through how congregations can help work towards both the maturing of generous hearts and the desire to give toward the mission of the Church with a pre-event in our synod for Lutherans to the national Generosity NOW Conference.

STEWARDSHIP EVENT LUTHERAN PRE-CONFERENCE: Best Practices in Stewardship and Capital Campaigns
registernowcircleTuesday, April 25, 2017
1-6:00 p.m.
Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virg.
~Flyer available (pdf file)~

Dr. Christopher, founder of Horizons Stewardship Company, led numerous major building and capital campaigns in his twenty years as a pastor. He earned the title CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and consulted with numerous churches, conferences and synods in all phases of building, finance and church growth. On April 25, he will join with Lutherans visiting our area from around the country to talk about best practices in Stewardship and Capital Campaigns and to answer your questions.

The agenda includes: 1-4:30 p.m. Clif Christopher presentation; 4:30-5:00 p.m. ELCA Stewardship presentation; 5-6:00 p.m. Dinner. Costs are paid for by the Metro D.C. Synod and ELCA. You are welcome to attend even if you are not attending the Generosity NOW Conference.

Advent Lutheran Church is conveniently located near the Hilton Garden Inn where Generosity NOW Conference participants have rooms. Distance to the venue is a five minute drive, 20 minute walk (1 mile) or short bus ride (#87).

April 25-27, 2017 – Ecumenical Stewardship Event in Washington, D.C.

1704ecumenicalstewardshipGenerosity NOW Conference, formerly the North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy, has been a premiere Ecumenical Stewardship Center event for decades. The Rev. Phil Hirsch, synod Director for Evangelical Mission, says, “Normally, you have to travel to Kansas City or Toronto, but in April 2017 they will be hosted in D.C.!”

Laypersons, pastors and staff who attend Generosity NOW increase their knowledge about spiritual principles and best practices relating to faithful stewardship and generous giving through plenary sessions, workshops and worship.

Information is available from https://stewardshipresources.org/generosity-now .