filtered by Stewardship
By Emilia Allen
Here are the things that distinguished our campaign at Emmanuel Church in downtown Boston from all the other guilt-inspiring, despair-delivering, email asks that you and I see in our inboxes every day.
By Steve Huffman
When you were elected by your peers to the vestry, you quickly became aware you had the power of the purse.
By Caleb Loring, III
“All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee” is a familiar phrase to most of us, spoken as our church offerings are brought before the Lord.
By James A. Kowalski
Money is a great invention. Aren’t we better off not having to lug potatoes or chickens (dead or alive) to barter with when we go shopping?
By L. Ann Hallisey
It is with a real sense of serendipity that this issue of Vestry Papers offers the theme of stewardship and the opportunity for me to introduce myself as Cornerstone’s new director.
By Fred Osborn
Members of a vestry are responsible for the church’s resources. That usually means obtaining, managing, and directing the use of people, buildings, and investments of and for the church and its ministries.
By Uchenna Ukaegbu
When my rector asked me if I’d consider heading up the annual stewardship campaign, I admit to a sinking feeling in my stomach that many of us experience when faced with the task.
By Matthew Freeman
When we speak of stewardship, we’re often using a theological word for a practical concept: taking care of business.
By Frances Caldwell
The responsibilities of stewards over time have remained broad.
By Lisa Meeder Turnbull
In the European tradition, we say, “the end” as if the story has no life outside of that moment. Cinderella and Prince Charming live happily ever after. The end. There’s nothing more to say. But in African storytelling, we say, “Cosi, Cosi Iyaphela—Here I rest my story.” It is the story that has life. The speaker merely picks it up for a while, holds it, and shapes it for a time.