New Visions of Stewardship: A Workshop for Ruling Elders and Other Leaders


How do we encourage greater financial support for our church's ministry and mission?

How has the shift to a check-less and cash-less society changed the Sunday offering?

How can we integrate financial stewardship with a larger vision of faithfulness and mission?


These questions and much more were discussed at the New Visions of Stewardship - a presbytery-wide workshop on stewardship and mission for the 21st century held on June 24 at First Presbyterian Church, Flint.

We welcomed the Rev. Stephen Keizer of the Presbyterian Foundation as our keynoter. In addition, workshops were offered on timely topics such as "Introducing E-giving," "Stewardship Strategies for the Small Church," "Growing Missional Stewardship," and more.

Copies of the book Not Your Parents' Offering Plate are still available for $10 each with NO shipping costs.


Here are links to presentations that were given at the workshop. They have been converted from PowerPoint to PDF so that they may be viewed with Adobe.


Click here to view the slides from Stephen Keizer's presentation Planned Giving: How It Can Work for You and Your Church

Click here to view slides and click here to view the teaching outline and handouts (list of Luke’s money scriptures, bibliography for further reading) from Doug Abel's presentation Jesus and Money: A 21st Century Reading

Click here to view the slides from Rhonda Myers' presentation Rethinking Stewardship Season

Click here to view the slides from Rosemary Mitchell's presentation PCUSA Mission and Your Church

Click here to view the slides from Olanda Carr's presentation Introducing Electronic Giving

Click here to view the slides from Kathleen Rowe's presentation Planning for Year-round Stewardship Awareness


Click here to view the slides from the presentation given by Stephen Keizer at the June presbytery meeting.