in Vestry Papers and filtered by Christian Formation, Change, Clergy Transition + 2 other(s)
By Brian Sellers-Petersen
What can you do with land? Turns out, the sky is the limit! In Stewardship and Land, Brian Sellers-Peterson shares his view of our greatest common asset – land, and provides numerous examples of active ministries that take advantage of this often underutilized gift.
By Steve Follos
Extension ministries are great way to use church property effectively – engaging with the community to fill a real need, while also supplementing the church’s income. But are there any risks to consider? In Extension Ministries and Risk, Steve Follos describes ways to mitigate risk and protect your church in these situations.
By Demi Prentiss
If you’ve been blessed with home ownership, have you considered how can you turn that into an asset that will benefit many others? In Turning Burdens into Blessings, Demi Prentiss explains Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, a charitable gift instrument that can benefit both you and the communities you care about.
By Charis Bhagianathan
Over the next few weeks, we will be hearing about stewardship a lot. When we contemplate stewardship, how often do we consider assets that aren’t money? When we want to start new ministries that will revitalize the communities around us, are we truly harnessing all the gifts we’ve been given? In this issue, we share different approaches to best use our many gifts, mobilizing them effectively to further our ministries.
By Sarah Leach
Curious about millennials and their charitable giving? In Millenial Giving: What Gives?, Sarah Townsend Leach offers data and statistics on why, how and where millennials give and what drives their stewardship practices.
By Isaac Everett
What do millennials need from the church? In Intentional Community, Isaac Everett explores a very real crisis that many young people have been thrust into – the lack of affordable housing, and offers hope and ideas for what the Church can do to create meaningful community for young people.
By Nelson Serrano
In A Young Person in a Young Church, Nelson Serrano narrates his experience of the Episcopal Church as a millennial in Colombia, telling us how a church that values the young becomes youthful and vibrant in its ideas and actions. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Margarita Gomez
Mi relación con Jesús ha crecido mucho desde que comencé a dar mi promesa. La verdad es, que cuando estaba encarcelada y enfrentando la muerte me inspiraré mucho a trabajar con jóvenes y niños. Dios me invitó a dar más, a estar agradecida y comprometerme más.
By Margarita Gomez
What events started you on a path to discipleship? In a deeply personal reflection, The Gift of Giving, Margarita Gomez Posada tells us about her relationship with Jesus, and how experiencing the spirituality of giving played an important role in her journey.
By Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.