Presbytery of the James and the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church invite you to a live broadcast of the 2019 Generosity NEXT conference sponsored by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. See and hear the event’s keynote speakers and participate in discussions with Lutheran and Presbyterian colleagues without the expense of travel to Atlanta.
Receiving offerings has been an ongoing part of the church’s story, beginning with the earliest scripture texts. Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century explores the history and theology of the offering, its spiritual significance, and how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture.
Dr. L. Edward Phillips
Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, Candler School of Theology
A historical and theological review of the offering in Judeo/Christian culture
Robert Hay, Jr.
Senior Ministry Relations Officer, Presbyterian Foundation
Cultural influences on the offering including technology, generational differences, and the current place of church in society
Stewardship Consultant, Texas Methodist Foundation
The offering as an act of worship, discipleship, and mission
Lori Guenther Reesor
Stewardship and Fundraising Consultant
Best practices for the offering and how to make the offering a meaningful moment when faith communities gather
8:00 a.m. - Registration
8:45 a.m. - Worship
9:15 a.m. - The Offering in Scripture, followed by discussion
11:00 a.m. - The Offering as Worship, followed by discussion
12:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Cultural Influences on the Offering, followed by discussion
3:00 p.m. - Best Practices for the Offering, followed by discussion
Wednesday, November 20
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church
7000 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
includes breakfast, lunch, and snack