calendar October 30, 2019 in Stewardship

Attend Spirited Generosity Via Livestream

Church leaders are invited to explore Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century, a daylong stewardship conference that will be live-streamed in Philadelphia on Nov. 20, courtesy of the SEPA Generosity Team. A limited number of FREE seats are available for our live-stream site at the ULS campus in Brossman 201. (Lunch is on your own).

Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality is organized by the respected Ecumenical Stewardship Center as part of its “Generosity NEXT” series of conferences. The conference focuses on “the offering” as an ongoing part of the church’s story, and explores how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture.

Spirited Generosity will feature these four plenary sessions:

  • Historical and theological review of the offering in Judeo/Christian culture
  • The Offering as Worship: theological and biblical aspects of the offering as an act of worship, discipleship, and mission
  • Cultural Influences on the Offering: technology, generational differences, and the place of church in society
  • Best Practices for the Offering: making the offering a meaningful moment when faith communities gather

After the plenary sessions, discussion groups will be hosted by local stewardship leaders. Attendees will have access to recordings of the event.

Schedule
Wednesday, November 20

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

8:30 a.m. Welcome/Announcements

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Worship

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session 1: The Offering in Scripture

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Discussion Groups

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session 2: The Offering as Worship

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Discussion Groups

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Plenary Session 3: Cultural Influences on the Offering

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Discussion Groups

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session 4: Best Practices for the Offering

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discussion Groups

More information about the event can be found at the Ecumenical Stewardship Center website: StewardshipResources.org/generosity-next/