Spirited Generosity workshop
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9 AM-4:30 PM
Christ our Savior Lutheran Church (ELCA)
1612 Oceanview Drive, Anchorage
Receiving offerings has long been part of the church’s story, beginning with the earliest scripture texts. Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century will explore the history and theology of the offering, its spiritual significance, and how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice today.
An event of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center, this live streamed site is sponsored by the Alaska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Cost is $25 per person (includes lunch) with a max of $50 per congregation. The four plenary sessions will each be followed by facilitated conversations.
Featuring these four Plenary Sessions and leaders:
Dr. L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at Candler School of Theology, will present an historical and theological review of the offering in Judeo/Christian culture.
Robert Hay, Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Officer, Southeast for the Presbyterian Foundation, will share about cultural influences on the offering including technology, generational differences, and the current place of church in society.
Melvin Amerson, Stewardship Consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation, will give a presentation about the offering as an act of worship, discipleship, and mission.
Stewardship and fundraising consultant Lori Guenther Reesor will share a presentation on best practices for the offering and how to make the offering a meaningful moment when faith communities gather.
For more information, contact Rev. Lisa Smith Fiegel, Alaska Synod (ELCA)