Cesie Delve Scheuermann



Cesie Delve Scheuermann is consultant in grant writing and stewardship/development working with the Conference. From 2008-12 she was the Conference Lay Leader for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.

Blog Posts


Inspiring Generosity - 8/16/2017
Let the Little Children...Give! Part 3

Inspiring Generosity - 8/9/2017
Let the Little Children...Give! Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 8/2/2017
Let the Children...Give! Part 1

Inspiring Generosity - 7/26/2017
Four Ways to Embrace Your Inner Pollyanna

Inspiring Generosity - 7/19/2017
What is Your Dream?

Inspiring Generosity - 7/12/2017
Giving is Up. That's Good, Right?

Inspiring Generosity - 7/5/2017
Are You a Purple Cow?

Inspiring Generosity - 6/28/2017
Preach about Money: Somebody's Gotta Do It

Inspiring Generosity - 6/21/2017
Reclaim the Testimony: Nix the Stats

Inspiring Generosity - 6/14/2017
Facebook Fun with Colby Reade - Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 6/7/2017
Facebook Smarts with Colby Reade - Part 1

Inspiring Generosity - 5/31/2017
"Tell Everyone on this Train, I Love Them"

Inspiring Generosity - 5/24/2017
Best Practices for Handling Your Church Offering

Inspiring Generosity - 5/17/2017
The Test of a Cheerful Giver

Inspiring Generosity - 5/10/2017
7 Ways to Increase Loyalty

Inspiring Generosity - 5/3/2017
A $1,600,000 Gift. What Would You Do?

Inspiring Generosity - 4/26/2017
Embrace Your Mistakes

Inspiring Generosity - 4/19/2017
Your Website is More Important Than You Think

Inspiring Generosity - 4/12/2017
Easter: A Perfect Day to Proclaim Generosity

Inspiring Generosity - 4/5/2017
Do Guilt and Cynicism Work? A Case Study

Inspiring Generosity - 3/29/2017
The New "Widow's Mite"

Inspiring Generosity - 3/22/2017
Millennials Part 2 – the Generosity Edition

Inspiring Generosity - 3/15/2017
Reaching Out to Millennials

Inspiring Generosity - 3/8/2017
Storytelling: Are You Curious?

Inspiring Generosity - 3/1/2017
Lessons from the Academy Awards Fiasco

Inspiring Generosity - 2/22/2017
Blogging: The Power of the Pen

Inspiring Generosity - 2/15/2017
Ten Steps to Being an Influencer

Inspiring Generosity - 2/8/2017
Final Square Reflections and Tips: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 3

Inspiring Generosity - 2/1/2017
Implementing the Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 1/25/2017
The Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 1

Inspiring Generosity - 1/18/2017
Shazam! Set Your Generosity Priorities - Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 1/11/2017
Set Your Generosity Priorities - Part 1

Inspiring Generosity - 1/4/2017
Top Ten Inspiring Generosity Blog Posts of 2016

Inspiring Generosity - 12/21/2016
In Praise of the Lowly Christmas Card

Inspiring Generosity - 12/14/2016
What You and The Boss Have in Common

Inspiring Generosity - 12/7/2016
Before and After: Your Most Important Letter this Season

Inspiring Generosity - 11/30/2016
Your Most Important Letter of the Season

Inspiring Generosity - 11/23/2016
Three Thanksgiving Prayers


Inspiring Generosity - 11/9/2016
The Day After: The Essentials


Inspiring Generosity - 10/26/2016
I'll Have What Wesley's Having

Inspiring Generosity - 10/19/2016
Create an Awe-Inspiring Experience

Inspiring Generosity - 10/12/2016
Remember Why You Do What You Do

Inspiring Generosity - 10/5/2016
Can You Inherit Generosity?

Inspiring Generosity - 9/28/2016
5 Steps to an Inspiring Budget - Part 3

Inspiring Generosity - 9/21/2016
Are You Living in Abundance or Scarcity? Building a Budget - Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 9/14/2016
2 Ways to Build a Budget

Inspiring Generosity - 9/7/2016
Nails on the Chalkboard: Words Matter

Inspiring Generosity - 8/31/2016
Giving Out of Obligation or Gratitude?

Inspiring Generosity - 8/24/2016
2 (Free) Things Your Stewardship Drive Must Do

Inspiring Generosity - 8/17/2016
It's Easy to Do the Wrong Thing: Copyright and Intellectual Property

Inspiring Generosity - 8/10/2016
The Couch Event and Tithing Edition

Inspiring Generosity - 8/3/2016
You Can (Easily) Be in Movies!

Inspiring Generosity - 7/27/2016
Mike Slaughter Interview: The Christian Wallet

Inspiring Generosity - 7/20/2016
Fundraising as a Spiritual Practice

Inspiring Generosity - 7/13/2016
Don't Be a Square! Use Technology and Creativity to Your Advantage

Inspiring Generosity - 7/6/2016
Talk About Tithing

Inspiring Generosity - 6/29/2016
Feel Good! Read a Great Thank You Letter

Inspiring Generosity - 6/22/2016
Giving USA 2016: What You Need to Know

Inspiring Generosity - 6/15/2016
The Power of Photographs

Inspiring Generosity - 6/8/2016
3 Customer Service Do's and One Don't

Inspiring Generosity - 6/1/2016
Write a Fantastic Thank You Letter

Inspiring Generosity - 5/25/2016
What Good is Grief?

Inspiring Generosity - 5/18/2016
Does Longevity Deserve Recognition?

Inspiring Generosity - 5/11/2016
How You Can Become a "Fundraising Bright Spot"

Inspiring Generosity - 5/4/2016
Disneyland for Churches?

Inspiring Generosity - 4/27/2016
Your Legacy: Be Sure It's Written Down

Inspiring Generosity - 4/20/2016
Which Generation Gives the Most? The Answer May Surprise You

Inspiring Generosity - 4/13/2016
Reviving the Church Newsletter - Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 4/6/2016
Is the Church Newsletter Dead? Part 1

Inspiring Generosity - 3/30/2016
Re-Imagine Your Story


Inspiring Generosity - 3/16/2016
Ugh. Preaching about Money.

Inspiring Generosity - 3/9/2016
Afraid to Ask? Give People Joy, Let them Give

Inspiring Generosity - 3/2/2016
Hosting a Fundraiser? Think Twice.

Inspiring Generosity - 2/24/2016
Increasing Generosity with a Bible, Hymn, Storybook, and Picture

Inspiring Generosity - 2/17/2016
Secular Plus Sacred = Service and Ministry to the Community

Inspiring Generosity - 2/10/2016
You are NOT a Cry Baby: The Power of Emotion

Inspiring Generosity - 2/3/2016
Reader Response: More Fabulous Facebook Ideas

Inspiring Generosity - 1/27/2016
Eight Ways to Use Facebook...and Build Community

Inspiring Generosity - 1/20/2016
Valentine's Day: Show and Share the Love

Inspiring Generosity - 1/13/2016
It's Time to Map Out Your Future (at Least Through 2016)

Inspiring Generosity - 1/6/2016
A Look Back: Your Favorite Inspiring Generosity Posts of 2015

Inspiring Generosity - 12/16/2015
6 Hot Tips to Survive the Season

Inspiring Generosity - 12/9/2015
In All the Hullabaloo, Don't Forget Gratitude

Inspiring Generosity - 12/2/2015
Write Your Year-End Letter Right Now!

Inspiring Generosity - 11/18/2015
Hospitality as a Thank You

Inspiring Generosity - 11/11/2015
Your Ticket to SUCCESs

Inspiring Generosity - 11/4/2015
Your Field Trip to Fabulous Stories

Inspiring Generosity - 10/28/2015
Please, No More "Faith" Budgets

Inspiring Generosity - 10/21/2015
Giving a Pizza Tip: It's Not So Simple

Inspiring Generosity - 10/14/2015
Crummy Pizza Leads to Generosity

Inspiring Generosity - 10/7/2015
Make Your Story Smelly

Inspiring Generosity - 9/30/2015
And How Do You Handle Money?

Inspiring Generosity - 9/23/2015
The Power of Secrecy

Inspiring Generosity - 9/16/2015
It's a No Brainer: Generosity Can Make You Healthier!

Inspiring Generosity - 9/9/2015
What You Can Learn from the "Song of the Summer"

Inspiring Generosity - 9/2/2015
A "Grand" Gesture of Generosity




Inspiring Generosity - 8/5/2015
One Way to Make the Offering Plate Less About $$$

Inspiring Generosity - 7/29/2015
Sometimes 3 Words Can Make All the Difference

Inspiring Generosity - 7/22/2015
The Future of the Offering Plate Part 3: Embrace the Future!

Inspiring Generosity - 7/15/2015
The Future of the Offering Plate Part 2: What Do You Expect?

Inspiring Generosity - 7/8/2015
The Future of the Offering Plate Part 1: The New Altar Call

Inspiring Generosity - 7/1/2015
Propel Yourself to Read this Book

Inspiring Generosity - 6/24/2015
Help Me Out! What's the Future of the Offering Plate?

Inspiring Generosity - 6/17/2015
Really? The "Sunday Morning Stick-Up"?

Inspiring Generosity - 6/10/2015
What is the "Sweetest and Most Important Sound"?

Inspiring Generosity - 6/3/2015
"Challenge" Your Congregation to Give

Inspiring Generosity - 5/27/2015
Millennial Obsession? For the Love of God, "Yes"

Inspiring Generosity - 5/20/2015
7 Reasons Millennials Give

Inspiring Generosity - 5/13/2015
Do You Need Your Shoes Shined? Do You Practice "Story Listening"?

Inspiring Generosity - 5/6/2015
Have Fun! Think and Thank Creatively

Inspiring Generosity - 4/29/2015
A Way to Talk About Generosity

Inspiring Generosity - 4/22/2015
Happy Earth Day: Environmental Tithing and Praise

Inspiring Generosity - 4/15/2015
Stewarding an Individual: How Hard Can It Be?

Inspiring Generosity - 4/8/2015
Exclusive! An Interview with Stewardship Expert, Rev. Bill Mullette-Bauer

Inspiring Generosity - 4/1/2015
The Greatest April Fools Joke of All Time

Inspiring Generosity - 3/25/2015
Tell Your Story With These Seven Simple Steps

Inspiring Generosity - 3/18/2015
Become a Fan of Your Congregation: A Basketball Game Shows You How

Inspiring Generosity - 3/11/2015
What Johnny Cash Can Teach Us About Storytelling

Inspiring Generosity - 3/4/2015
Real Good Church: Real Good Book

Inspiring Generosity - 2/25/2015
First-Time Visitor Dos and Don'ts: Lessons from Charlottesville, Part 2

Inspiring Generosity - 2/18/2015
Lessons from Charlottesville - Part 1

Inspiring Generosity - 2/11/2015
Who is Worthy of Our Generosity?

Inspiring Generosity - 2/4/2015
Love, Love, Love Your People!

Inspiring Generosity - 1/28/2015
3 (Really!) Easy Ways to Tell Your Story

Inspiring Generosity - 1/21/2015
3 Stewardship Lessons from a Crazy Football Game

inspiring Generosity - 1/14/2015
5 Ways to Promote Your Awesome Congregation

Inspiring Generosity - 1/7/2015
Hey! Ho! Start the New Year by Looking Back

Inspiring Generosity - 12/17/2014
Your #1 Resolution: Keep Your Vision Fresh

Inspiring Generosity - 12/10/2014
What Mr. Magoo Can Teach Us About Being Born Again

Inspiring Generosity - 12/3/2014
Giving During December - Even Christians Follow Trends


Inspiring Generosity - 11/19/2014
Write Your Year-End Letter Right Now!

Inspiring Generosity - 11/12/2014
Great People Service: Give Disney Some Competition

Inspiring Generosity - 11/5/2014
One New Way to Expand the Offering Plate

Inspiring Generosity - 10/29/2014
It's Time to Celebrate the Saints

Inspiring Generosity - 10/22/2014
How to Become Brave, One Toe at a Time

Inspiring Generosity - 10/15/2014
The First Rule of Stewardship: Are You Keeping God in the Mix?

Inspiring Generosity - 10/8/2014
Secular Marketers are Stealing from the Bible!

Inspiring Generosity - 10/1/2014
Grants: The Fountain of Money?

Inspiring Generosity - 9/24/2014
Bequests and Wills: Be Prepared

Inspiring Generosity - 9/17/2014
Get Ready - Stewardship Month is Coming!

Inspiring Generosity - 9/10/2014
In Praise of Gratitude

Inspiring Generosity - 9/3/2014
Back to School Special: Interview with Church of the Resurrection's Clayton Smith

Inspiring Generosity - 8/20/2014
What Can the Church Learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Inspiring Generosity - 8/13/2014
Giving Statements: From Boring to Wow!

Inspiring Generosity - 8/6/2014
Lessons From a 4.4 Million $ Gift


Inspiring Generosity - 7/23/2014
Are Your People Telling Stories?

Inspiring Generosity - 7/16/2014
Five Ways to Build Relationships

Inspiring Generosity - 7/9/2014
What You Should be Reading this Summer

Inspiring Generosity - 7/2/2014
3 Things Tiffany's and an Old Truck Can Teach the Church

Inspiring Generosity - 6/25/2014
What Does Forgiveness Have to Do with Generosity?

Inspiring Generosity - 6/18/2014
What You Need to Know about Giving in the U.S.A.

Inspiring Generosity - 6/11/2014
How Your Newsletter Can Make a Difference

Inspiring Generosity - 6/4/2014
Why You Must Preach About Money

Inspiring Generosity - 5/28/2014
Celebrate More, Not Less

Inspiring Generosity - 5/21/2014
How to Gain a Raving Fan Through a Thank You Letter

Inspiring Generosity - 5/14/2014
Financial Education: It's a Spiritual Issue

Inspiring Generosity - 5/7/2014
The Value of Mission Statements

Inspiring Generosity - 4/30/2014
Be a Jargon-Free Church

Inspiring Generosity - 4/23/2014
What My Mom and Oprah Have in Common

Inspiring Generosity - 4/16/2014
Can Your Church Be Enchanting?

Inspiring Generosity - 4/9/2014
What Can a Thai Commercial Teach Us About Generosity?

Inspiring Generosity - 4/2/2014
The Power of Photographs...making your print materials stand out

Inspiring Generosity - 3/19/2014

It's Time to Tackle the Taboo Topic


Inspiring Generosity - 3/12/2014

What?! There's a Ministry of Acknowledging Memorial Gifts?


Inspiring Generosity - 3/5/2014

Got the Ash of Generosity?


Inspiring Generosity - 2/26/2014

The Offering Conundrum: When Checks and Cash are No Longer Relevant


Inspiring Generosity - 2/19/2014

Make the Offering a Celebration


Inspiring Generosity - 2/12/2014

Fear of Failure = Less Generosity


Inspiring Generosity - 2/5/2014

What Facebook Movies Teach Us about Doing Church Better


Inspiring Generosity - 1/29/2014

Make Your Year-End Giving Statement Something Special


Inspiring Generosity - 1/22/2014

P.L. Travers and the Generosity Gene


Inspiring Generosity - 1/15/2014

There's No Time Like the Present!  Your 2014 Stewardship Calendar


Inspiring Generosity - 1/8/2014

Out with the Old (Top Eight) and in with the New


Inspiring Generosity - 12/18/2013

Wait! Last Minute Edition


Inspiring Generosity - 12/11/2013

The Generosity of Nelson Mandela


Inspiring Generosity - 12/4/2013

Generational Giving - Know Who's in the Pews


Inspiring Generosity - 11/27/2013

Generosity: It's in Your DNA


Inspiring Generosity - 11/20/2013

Saying Thank You:  Get Your Leaders Involved


Inspiring Generosity - 11/13/2013

Preaching About Money:  Somebody's Gotta Do It


Inspiring Generosity - 11/6/2013

Change the World on December 3rd and Double Your Money!


Inspiring Generosity - 10/30/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  The Narrative Budget - Take 2


Inspiring Generosity - 10/23/2013

Telling Your Story through a Narrative Budget


Inspiring Generosity - 10/16/2013

It's Time to Write Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Letters!


Inspiring Generosity - 10/9/2013

Henri Nouwen and A Spirituality of Fundraising


Inspiring Generosity - 10/2/2013

Help Your Committees Develop a Budget that Means Something


Inspiring Generosity - 9/25/2013

Grab the Bull by the Horns: 5 Ways to Do It



Inspiring Generosity - 9/11/2013

The Murky World of Memorial Gifts - Part 2


Inspiring Generosity - 9/4/2013

The Murky World of Memorial Gifts - Part 1



Inspiring Generosity - 8/21/2013

Vacation - Be Inspired By God's Generosity


Inspiring Generosity - 8/14/2013

Giving USA 2013 Report:  The Good News/Bad News


Inspiring Generosity - 8/7/2013

ILikeGiving:  I Do!


Inspiring Generosity - 7/31/2013

Some Gifts are Not Worth Accepting


Inspiring Generosity - 7/24/2013

Best Practices for Handling Your Church Offering


Inspiring Generosity - 7/17/2013

What's In It for Who?


Inspiring Generosity - 7/10/2013

Recognizing First-Time Givers


Inspiring Generosity - 7/3/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  The Importance of Your Leadership


Inspiring Generosity - 6/26/2013

The Way to Present a Budget


Inspiring Generosity - 6/19/2013

A "Lisa Simpson" eBook


Inspiring Generosity - 6/12/2013

What's on Your Summer Reading List?


Inspiring Generosity - 6/5/2013

Summertime: Take Time to Talk


Inspiring Generosity - 5/29/2013

Let's Guess Who's Generous


Inspiring Generosity - 5/22/2013

Five Ways to Say "Thank You"


Inspiring Generosity - 5/15/2013

Inspiring Generosity: Is Your Church Contagious?


Inspiring Generosity - 5/8/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  Five Ways to Make Your Church's Message "Pop"


Inspiring Generosity - 5/1/2013

Inspiring Generosity: Giving Out of Obligation


Inspiring Generosity - 4/24/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  "The Church is Only Interested in Money"


Inspiring Generosity - 4/17/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  Change and Online Giving


Inspiring Generosity - 4/10/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  News Flash!  Scientists Prove Humans are Moved by Pictures


Inspiring Generosity - 4/3/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  God is the Owner, I Am the Ower


Inspiring Generosity - 3/27/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  It was Only a Bag of Change


Inspiring Generosity - 3/20/2013

Waaaaa!  They Don't Want to Give to the Electricity Bill


Inspiring Generosity - 3/13/2013

All It Took Was an Inbound Pass


Inspiring Generosity - 3/6/2013

Do You Know the Faces of Giving in Your Congregation?


Inspiring Generosity - 2/27/2013

Inspiring Generosity: Why People Quit Giving


Inspiring Generosity - 2/20/2013

Inspire with (Dreaded) Numbers and (Wonderful) Pictures


Inspiring Generosity - 2/13/2013

Inspiring Generostiy:  Create a Culture of Generosity Now!


Inspiring Generosity - 2/6/2013

It's Valentine's Day...Love Your Congregation!


Inspiring Generosity - 1/30/2013

Put the Joy Back in Giving


Inspiring Generosity - 1/23/2013

I Do Exist!  Getting the Thank you Letter Right


Inspiring Generosity - 1/16/2013

Coca Cola Gets it Right


Inspiring Generosity - 1/9/2013

Telling the Story of Grace


Inspiring Generosity - 1/2/2013

Today is the Day!  Time for the Stewardship Calendar


Inspiring Generosity - 12/19/2012

Generosity Even in the Face of Grief


Inspiring Generosity - 12/12/2012

12/12/12 Special Edition:  12 ways to Inspire Generosity Right Now


Inspiring Generosity - 12/5/2012

  Give the Opportunity to Give


Inspiring Generosity - 11/28/2012

What the Church Can Learn About Storytelling from The Boss


Inspiring Generosity - 11/21/2012

The Art of Writing Your Christmas Appeal


Inspiring Generosity - 11/14/2012

It's Thanksgiving Again


Inspiring Generosity - 11/7/2012

A Picture is Worth (at Least) a 1,000 Words


Inspiring Generosity - 10/31/2012

Sometimes, It's Better NOT to Give


Inspiring Generosity - 10/25/2012

Telling the Story:  What's Your Purpose?


Inspiring Generosity - 10/17/2012

Reclaiming the Testimony



Inspiring Generosity - 10/3/2012

Acknowledging Generosity


Inspiring Generosity - 9/26/2012

"Mind Your Manners and Say 'Thank You!'" (Part 2)


Inspiring Generosity - 9/19/2012

Mind Your Manners and Say "Thank You!"

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