Stewardship is our answer to God for the gifts given to us. We give back from the abundance of life that God has given us. When we do so with love, grace, and gratitude it strengthens our relationship to God and helps us build the kingdom of God - right here on earth. And here's the good news. Giving and stewardship can be fun and joyful!

Save the Date!

Inspiring Generosity in Your Congregation

Come for a day that will provide tools to strengthen your congregation’s stewardship ministry!

Saturday, February 10, 2017   

Tigard United Methodist Church
Tigard, Oregon

Rev. Charles Lane, author
 Ask, Thank, Tell
 Embracing Stewardship

Grace Duddy Pomroy, author
Embracing Stewardship

During your time with Chick and Grace you will:

    •    ground the stewardship conversation in scripture

    •    explore important generational differences

    •    gain practical tips so that you can help every member of your congregation become more     generous and a more faithful steward of their resources

**To really make a change in your congregation, bring a team!**

Chick currently is the pastor for Stewardship and Generosity at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Minnesota. Grace graduated from Luther Seminary in 2012 and is currently the financial education specialist at Portico Benefit Services.

$50/person (includes catered lunch and a copy of Embracing Stewardship)

$150 for a group of three or more

For information, contact Cesie Delve Scheuermann at


Inspiring Generosity

Inspiring Generosity is a weekly email message from Cesie Delve Scheuermann. Cesie is a consultant in stewardship, development, and grant writing. Over the past decade, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she helped raise over $3 million dollars for numerous non-profit organizations.

Each week she offers ideas about how churches can bring congregations closer to God by inspiring generosity in the hearts of donors and helping them build a stronger relationship with God.

Read past issues of Inspiring Generosity, or subscribe to receive her email each Wednesday.

Cesie can be reached at

Stewardship Resources

On Line:

UMC Giving - the denominational hub for stewardship resources. Find out about webinars, special giving Sundays, free e-books, etc.

Generosity Labs – designed for both lay and clergy. This site hosts an excellent “Generosity Lab” podcast. (June 1, 2017 even featured Cesie Delve Scheuermann!)

Luther Seminary Stewardship – subscribe to their excellent weekly newsletter

Leading Ideas from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Seminary – an excellent resource for a variety of church leadership topics, including stewardship

United Methodist Foundation of New England – a monthly “Faith and Money” Newsletter

Future Fundraising Now – a daily dose of development information on what to and what not to do.

The Grow Report – a weekly e-newsletter by Pamela Grow highlighting excellent resources in the development world.

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