Aug
29
11:00 AM11:00

No, We Ain't Got a Barrel of Money But--

Ready for a summer session? Get a jump on the fall with this special webinar.

We ask that you submit your registration before by August 22nd. When you click "Open Form" you will be directed to our PayPal link. If you wish to pay by check, close the box and send your $10 nonrefundable check make payable to UMSF and send to the following address: The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

If you have any questions, please call 717-755-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org.

Thank you for registering! We look forward to being with you on August 29th!

Imagine the money we need versus what we have for ministry. Imagine they are the same.

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"We like to complain that we are poor and struggling, little money, and pity us. BUT, the reality is we have as much money as we need for the mission, we are just afraid to ask for it, or we ask poorly."

This presentation addresses our situation of indifferent giving (2% as average), some US statistics, references to studies, and opens us new and different ways to raise funds and stewardship awareness.
 

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Sep
12
11:00 AM11:00

Shifting to the Core of Stewardship

Presenter Bob Sitze offers some startling observations about shifting our stewardship theology and practices. Exploring a radically honest biblical foundation for stewardship, Sitze also advocates for adopting secular stewardship wisdom for the renewal of congregations with critical thinking and assessment.

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Join Us!

 

 

Learn to identify Biblical versus secular stewardship practices, when to use each and why

Bio: Bob Sitze is author of Stewardshift: An Economia for Congregational Change (Morehouse, 2016). Sitze is a retired stewardship staff member from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and writes a blog for older adults—www.fullofyears.org. 

Please submit your registration by September 6th. When you click "Open Form" you will be directed to our PayPal link. If you wish to pay by check, close the box and send your $10 nonrefundable check make payable to UMSF and send to the following address: The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011. 

If you have any questions, please call 717-755-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org.

Thank you for registering! We look forward to being with you on September 12th!

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Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

The Christian View of Money: Selfless Leadership

Practice all of your leadership skills, including financial.

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How might you model meaningful leadership in your ministry when it comes to  money?

Objectives:

1. Providing a simple thinking construct for working with money dilemmas.

2. Developing more money applications in preaching.

3. Gaining perspective on leading diverse communities, especially in money matters.

Mark L. Vincent, PhD, CCNL is a Chair for the Eastern Wisconsin Convene Team. He is the CEO of Design Group International, and provides leadership to the Convene Consulting Network, providing wise guidance for leaders of enterprise and service organizations. Out of his own life spent building enterprise while dealing with a prolonged health battle, Mark, and his first wife, Lorie, pared and honed their answer to the question, “if there is just one thing to which you could give your life, what would it be?” The answer for Mark is to love leaders as they claim their life vocation as stewards of enterprise.  His latest book is the 4th edition of The Christian View of Money.

We ask that you register by September 28th to help us plan accordingly. When you click "Open Form" you will be directed to our PayPal link. If you wish to pay by check, close the box and send your $10 nonrefundable check make payable to UMSF and send to the following address: The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

If you have any questions, please call 717-755-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org.

Thank you for registering! We look forward to being with you on October 3rd!

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: CLERGY TAX SEMINAR with special presenter Rev. Ed Bailey

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Rev Ed Bailey

JOIN US!

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TWO HOUR TUESDAY WEBINAR!

We are getting ready for the New Year! Are YOU?

There have been some changes in the tax laws next year and we want you to know how this may affect you.

 

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation is excited and honored to bring back our Clergy Tax Facilitator, Rev. Ed Bailey. He is the Executive Director of the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and has a special mission to help his fellow clergy. We are grateful he is willing to share his expertise with this new, updated and ABBREVIATED presentation.

He is an ordained elder with twenty years of pastoral experience who has also served as his conference's Pensions and Benefits vice-chair.

Topics Include

  • Defining the Dual-Status Tax Classification of Ministers
  • Listing the new tax law updates and how these may impact you
  • Discussing Exemptions and Deductions

At the end of this two-hour seminar you have a better understanding of the unique issues you face as a United Methodist Clergy Person. What is more, you will have some take away tools to share. 

Invite your church treasurer or financial secretary to take this webinar with you so that the right forms and documentation can be submitted to help you with your tax preparation.

*NOTE: the smart phone option and Apple products will need a free Zoom app installed, Safari is not as compatible with Zoom as other web browsers.

CEU's Available (0.2); $20 nonrefundable

Payment through PayPal or by check before October 23rd  made out to UMSF and mailed to the following address:

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation

3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110

Camp Hill, PA 17011         

Register by October 23, 2018

Due to requirements for earning CEU credits, we must request that you be visible the entire hour by keeping your camera on, that you participate in the chat box and polls, and that you turn in the completed CEU form by the deadline given.

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Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

Best Practices of Accountability: A Community of Caring

Join Us for an Inspiring Look

at Financial Ministry

 Welcome our Special Facilitator, Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson

Welcome our Special Facilitator, Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson

Collaborate with your financial team to develop and increase effective stewardship.

Take this one-hour course to learn the following:

1.      Increase ministry impact with efficient and transparent resource management.

2.      Invite others to join in accountable and simple practices of financial reporting

3.      Celebrate the gifts and process of administration with your congregation.

We are thrilled to have our facilitator for this course! Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson is the co-author of Ministry and Money: A Practical Guide for Pastors. He is one of our top United Methodist leaders who presents a theological base for financial planning and practices. Come and learn more from our gifted speaker!

Please submit your registration by November 1, 2018. When you click "Let's Get Registered" you will be directed to our PayPal link. If you wish to pay by check, close the box and send your $10 nonrefundable check make payable to UMSF and send to the following address: The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011. 

If you have any questions, please call 717-755-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org.

Thank you for registering! We look forward to being with you on November 1st!

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Mixed Messages about Money: Getting Straight on Giving Webinars (2 hour session)

Do you know the "secret ingredient" to increase giving?

Do you know the communications that unintentionally decrease giving?

Join us for a two hour webinar and find out how to engage the church to do more and give more. Learn how to talk about money and how to transform the understanding of this tool to be used for God's glory. Meet Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter, a pastor who has broken the color, gender, and religion barriers in the local United Methodist church and now works as a leadership coach and award winning author. 

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Webinars facilitated by Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter

President of Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc, Rebekah is also author of The Jew Named Jesus, Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!, Green Church Leader Guide and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church.  She holds Certifications as an Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner from Wiley as well as their highest credential for coaches and trainers. Rebekah describes herself as "a beginning mediator, budding organic gardener, decent skier, and all out dog-lover,."


Ready to join in this special double feature event? Sign up for the webinar, click the box below.

When you click "Open Form" you will be directed to our PayPal link. If you wish to pay by check, close the box and send your $20 nonrefundable check make payable to UMSF and send to the following address: The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011." 

If you have any questions, please call 717-766-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org.

Thank you for registering! We look forward to being with you on May 9th!

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Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Generations and Stewardship: Engaging Millennials in Your Congregation

 Webinar presented by Author Grace Duddy Pomroy

Webinar presented by Author Grace Duddy Pomroy

Registration Deadline: April 4, 2018; Don't Wait!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Bring some food and have a working lunch while online.

Join us to develop outreach strategies for millennials that will put a spring in your stewardship and plant seeds for tomorrow.

 

All you need is an hour, a computer with a camera and a good internet connection.


  1. Learn how giving varies across all generations of Americans
  2. Discover the factors that differentiate Millennial Givers
  3. Name the stereotypes and assumptions placed on Millennials generally and in your context
  4. Outline questions that you can ask Millennials in your congregation and community to engage them in a holistic, generosity conversation

BIO: Grace Duddy Pomroy is a millennial stewardship ministry leader. She graduated from Luther Seminary in 2012 with a Master’s of Arts degree in Congregational Mission and Leadership. 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, as well as author of the 2013 ELCA stewardship resource, “Stewards of God’s Love.” She lives in Apple Valley with her husband, Tyler. She is currently the Financial Education Specialist at Portico Benefit Services.

Register by April 4th! You will be directed to a PayPal site when you click "Register." If you would like to pay your $10 nonrefundable fee by check, please make it out to "UMSF" and send it to "The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011." 

If you have any questions, call 717-766-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org. 

0.1 CEU credit available

Thank you and God bless your ministry!

 

 

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Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

Generosity as an Agent of Change

JOIN US! 

Using Acts 2, the webinar will focus on a theological foundation of abundance as pathway to sharing as a counter to the current social narrative of scarcity which leads to hoarding. 

See stewardship as care for creation, observance of Sabbath, affirmation of human worth and value, proclamation of the gospel, as well as the effective management of resources. 

Our Presenter: Bruce Barkhauer served as a pastor for twenty-five years before becoming the first Minister for Faith and Giving for the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) in 2010. He is also the author of Community of Prayer, a month long daily devotional on stewardship and a national speaker on stewardship as a way of life.

READY to Register? We ask that you submit this form by March 14, 2018. When you click to submit the form, you will be directed to the PayPal site to pay the $10 nonrefundable fee. If you wish to pay by check, make the check payable to "UMSF" and send to the following address by March 17th:

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation

3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Questions?

Contact us: sfcpa@umstewardship.org or 717-766-7343.

Thank You! Looking forward to seeing you online!

  "Stewardship is a way of life, not simply a conversation about money and church budgets." Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Minister of Faith and Giving for the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ).

"Stewardship is a way of life, not simply a conversation about money and church budgets." Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Minister of Faith and Giving for the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ).

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Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

Celebrating the Offering

Webinar

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We will be rescheduling this webinar to a date in March; stay tuned!

11:00 AM  12:00 PM

 Rev. Melvin Amerson is an ordained elder and stewardship consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation. He is also the author of Stewardship in African American Churches: A New Paradigm and co-author of Celebrating the Offering and Fruits of Celebrating the Offering. He has also been honored as "Small Church Pastor of the Year" by his conference when he served in the local church.

Rev. Melvin Amerson is an ordained elder and stewardship consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation. He is also the author of Stewardship in African American Churches: A New Paradigm and co-author of Celebrating the Offering and Fruits of Celebrating the Offering. He has also been honored as "Small Church Pastor of the Year" by his conference when he served in the local church.

 

We challenge you to be deliberately joyful as part of your Lenten discipline.

We encourage you to discover growing your faith through your stewardship.

Join us for this engaging and practical webinar to learn loving God with your gift of celebration.

Why celebration during Lent? Why stewardship? What if you could

Worship through Giving?

Know Your Role in Celebrating the Offering?

Set the Tone and

Celebrate the Offering

with and without

an Offering Plate?


Ready to Register? Please fill out the form below by February 23, 2018. See you online!

When you click "REGISTER" you will be directed to our PayPal link. If you wish to pay by check, close the box and send your $10 nonrefundable check make payable to UMSF and send to the following address: The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011." 

If you have any questions, please call 717-755-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org.

Thank you for registering! We look forward to being with you on February 28th!

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Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

Elements of a Year Round Stewardship Ministry Webinar

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

11:00 AM  12:00 PM

Join us to start the Lenten season with the discipline of sustaining stewardship.

 Hosted by Dr. Ann Michel  Associate Director of the Lewis Center For Leadership  Wesley Theological Seminary

Hosted by Dr. Ann Michel

Associate Director of the Lewis Center For Leadership

Wesley Theological Seminary

Create a stewardship calendar that gives adequate attention to different aspects of generosity such as capital giving, major gift appeals, financial literacy, special and designated giving and stewardship of time and talents.

Our goals are to equip you and your congregation to do the following:

1.  Develop a strategy together to sustain year-round stewardship education

2. Empower each other to practice and understand holistic stewardship

3. Create stewardship ministries that go beyond a one week or one month fall emphasis


Ready to register? Fill out the form below by January 31, 2018:

You will be directed to a PayPal site when you click "Register." If you would like to pay your $10 nonrefundable fee by check, please make it out to "UMSF" and send it to "The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011."

If you have any questions, call 717-766-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org. 

Thank you and God bless your ministry!

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Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Money and Ministry: Balancing the Books While Keeping your Balance

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:00 AM  12:00 PM

Join us to develop the financial strategies that will start your church's year right.

All you need is an hour, a computer with a camera and a good internet connection.

Here's a special message from our presenter:

  • Is your church facing a budget crisis?
  • Does your church fight about money—or keep secrets about it?
  • Do you and your leaders struggle with stewardship?

This webinar will help you lead around money matters with lowered anxiety and more clarity to cultivate greater generosity in your church.

What you will take away with you: a new way to approach the money challenges we all face at church.

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Hosted by Rev. Margaret Marcuson

Author and church consultant for leadership and stewardship

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER BOOK, MONEY AND MINISTRY. CHECK OUT A SAMPLE HERE: 

https://www.amazon.com/Money-Your-Ministry-Balance-Keeping/dp/0976436647

Bio:

Rev. Margaret Marcuson helps clergy and churches do their work without wearing out or burning out. She speaks and writes on leadership and church finance, and works with church leaders as a consultant and coach. Margaret is the author of Leaders who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry and Money and Your Ministry. A graduate of the Pacific School of Religion, Margaret was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gardner, Massachusetts, for 13 years. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Ready to register? Fill out the form below before January 17, 2018:

You will be directed to a PayPal site when you click "Register." If you would like to pay your $10 nonrefundable fee by check, please make it out to "UMSF" and send it to "The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill, PA 17011." 

If you have any questions, call 717-766-7343 or email sfcpa@umstewardship.org. 

0.1 CEU credit available

Thank you and God bless your ministry!

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Nov
15
11:00 AM11:00

WEBINAR: Pastor and Caregiver: Balancing Church Leadership with Family Commitments

We are honored to offer our second webinar with CEO and author Peter Wong!

Join us for an hour on November 15, 2017 from 11 AM to 12 PM

 PRESENTER'S BIO:  Peter Wong has over thirty years experience working in the regulatory fields for the health and financial industries. A care giver himself, he has co-written The Caregiver's Toolbox to help caregivers know their rights, the questions to ask and the options for help in caring for their loved ones through diagnosis, day to day living and death. 

PRESENTER'S BIO:

Peter Wong has over thirty years experience working in the regulatory fields for the health and financial industries. A care giver himself, he has co-written The Caregiver's Toolbox to help caregivers know their rights, the questions to ask and the options for help in caring for their loved ones through diagnosis, day to day living and death. 

All you need is a computer or smart phone with a video camera,* a good internet connection, and an hour! 

*Please note the smart phone option and Apple products will need a free Zoom app installed, Safari is not as compatible with Zoom as other web browsers.

You are invited to read the webinar description to your left and use the form below to register.

Cost is $10; Nonrefundable

This educational opportunity is sponsored by

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation



Caregiving comes in separate stages, each with its own challenges and tasks to complete.

 IT IS RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED THAT YOU PURCHASE THE CAREGIVER'S TOOLBOX SINCE HE WILL REFERENCE SOME OF THE KEY ITEMS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER AND SOME RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FROM HIS BOOK

IT IS RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED THAT YOU PURCHASE THE CAREGIVER'S TOOLBOX SINCE HE WILL REFERENCE SOME OF THE KEY ITEMS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER AND SOME RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FROM HIS BOOK

Join us to learn the three stages of care giving along with the tools, checklists, and questions you can use to help you care for your loved one's health issues and treatments. See how caring for yourself is part of the process to improve and sustain the care you are giving to your family.

Due to requirements for earning CEU credits, we must request that you be visible the entire hour by keeping your camera on, you participate in the chat box and polls, and you turn in the completed CEU form by the deadline given.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Ministry and Money with Rev. Dr. Phil and Dr. Janet Jamieson

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We are honored to welcome

Phil & Janet Jamieson

to our Conference to lead their

Ministry and Money

events! 

This event is sponsored by The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation. The location is:

Bethlehem UMC

109 E. Main Street

Dallastown, PA 17313

The cost is:  

  • $50/couple Friday, October 20th (includes dinner/book)             
  • $50 per person Saturday, October 21st (includes lunch/book)

Join us for this SPECIAL TWO DAY EVENT from October 20th -21st

 

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT

SFCPA (AT) UMSTEWARDSHIP.ORG

OR CALL US AT 717-766-7343

Clergy: Have a meaningful date night and plan your future finances while sharing in a special meal out! Take the time to discuss your relationships with God, with each other and with your blessings.

Friday, October 20th, 0.2 CEUs

from 5 - 8 PM, cost includes meal and book

 

Saturday, October 21st, 0.4 CEUs

from 10 AM - 3 PM, cost includes meal and book

Clergy and Finance Leaders: Create an immediate impact on your congregation with best practices to enhance your accounting, transparency, and giving. Make a budget that aligns with your church's mission statement and learn the theological basis for the ministry of money to take back to your church.

 

Our Speakers' Biographies:

The Rev. Philip D. Jamieson, Ph.D. is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.  After serving local churches for eleven years, he taught pastoral theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.  There, he co-developed the course, “Ministry and Money” with his wife, Janet.  Since publishing their book by the same name, the two of them have traveled extensively, offering seminars to clergy and lay leaders regarding the critical nature of financial ministry.  Phil became President of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences in 2013.  

Dr. Janet Jamieson has a Master's of Science in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with experience in both public accounting firms and in higher education. She was Associate Professor of Accounting and the Director of Summer School at the University of Dubuque for fourteen years. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer for Discipleship Ministries (General Board of Discipleship) and The Upper Room.  

Because this is a two day event, registration for each day is separate.  Please be sure to register for each day you can attend.

 
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Sep
16
10:00 PM22:00

CLERGY TAX SEMINAR with special presenter Rev. Ed Bailey

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Registration $25.00

 

Otterbein United Methodist Church

3241 N. George Street

York, PA 17318

Please come before 10 AM so that we can start promptly. Looking forward to seeing you there!

CEU's Available (0.4)

LUNCH Included

JOIN US!

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation is honored to bring Rev. Ed Bailey, Executive Director of the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, to share his expertise in Clergy Taxes. He is an ordained elder with twenty years of pastoral experience who has also served as his conference's Pensions and Benefits vice-chair.

Topics Include

  • Defining the Dual-Status Tax Classification of Ministers
  • Describing the Housing Allowance Exclusion
  • Discussing Exemptions and Deductions
  • Completing Your Tax Filing Forms

At the end of this four-hour seminar you have a better understanding of the unique issues you face as a United Methodist Clergy Person. What is more, you will have some take away tools to share.


Walk through a 1040 Form and understand the tax and credit calculations

 
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Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

WEBINAR: The Pastor's Role in Growing Generous Hearts

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This educational opportunity is sponsored by

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation

We are thrilled to offer our first webinar with Dr. Rebekah Burch Basinger!

Join us for an hour on September 13, 2017 from 11 AM to 12 PM

All you need is a computer or smart phone,* an internet connection, and an hour!

*Please note the smart phone option will need a free Zoom app installed.

You are invited to read the webinar description below and use the form to register.

Cost is $10


Faced with escalating operating costs and shrinking attendance, it’s no surprise when pastors and other church leaders put meeting this year’s budget ahead of what God is or could do in parishioner’s hearts through their giving. This webinar will provide strategies for re-visioning your church’s stewardship program to encourage Christ-followers as generous, joyful stewards of the abundance entrusted to them, including:

  •        Overcoming reluctance to talk about money in church;
  •         Asking for money in ways that grow givers’ hearts; and  
  •        Using data to encourage and celebrate generous giving by parishioners.  

Because this webinar contains a PowerPoint, you will need to see the presentation. You cannot join in by only a phone call. If you don't have a camera on your computer for us to see you, you will still be able to participate by typing questions/comments in the chat bar.

PRESENTER'S BIO:

Rebekah Basinger is an independent consultant for fundraising and board development, working primarily with theological schools and other faith-based nonprofits, including churches and denominations. The co-author with Thomas Jeavons of Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry, Rebekah has earned the reputation as a teacher and encourager of stewardship leaders both in and out of local church settings. Rebekah serves on the boards of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center and the Friends of the Theological College of Zimbabwe. She and her husband, Randall, live in Dillsburg, PA, and are long-time members of the Grantham Brethren in Christ Church.

PAYMENT: WHEN YOU CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE PAYMENT PAGE. IF YOU REQUESTED TO PAY BY CHECK, JUST CLOSE THE PAGE. IF YOU CHOSE PAYPAL, THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE ATTACHED.

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