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Effective Stewarship Ministry Workshop

Understanding Your Church's Stewardship Culture
April 5, 2008
Pittsburgh Presbytery


Here’s the help you need to do effective, faithful stewardship in your congregation!

Dear Pastors and Leaders,

Ministering to 21st century Americans effectively means grappling with the issue of using money faithfully.  How can we be faithful to Christ within the most materialistic culture the world has ever known?  Pastors and leaders of churches can use help and encouragement when it comes to addressing the challenging issue of stewardship.

The Stewardship Ministry Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery is here to help you with encouragement and resources.  On Saturday, April 5, churches in the Pittsburgh Presbytery are invited to send teams of leaders to a Stewardship Workshop that will provide real help for church leaders.

Who will attend? The team from your church must include the pastor and 3-5 excellent stewards, people who have discovered in their own lives the joy and blessing of giving generously. Because of the amount of hands-on support that will be provided, we can accept only the first twenty churches that commit financially to participate.  The participation of the pastor is essential.

When and Where? Save the date – Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Pittsburgh Presbytery Center.  Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30.  The program will last from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

What will you receive? Each participating congregation will receive:

What is the cost? All this for $10 per person (or no more than $50 per church) lunch included – what a bargain!

What do you need to do? The key to the success of this workshop will be an assessment of your congregation’s stewardship culture which will help you design a year-around stewardship ministry tailored to your congregation.  Pastors, elders, and stewardship leaders of your congregation individually will need to fill out a stewardship survey, the cost of which is included in the registration fee for the Workshop.  Instructions for completing the survery will be sent upon receiving your registration.

How do you register?  Contact Suzanne McHenry or call at 412-323-1400 X 312 to register for the Stewardship Workshop.  Indicate the name, address, phone number and email address for each participant.  When you have registered, you will receive additional information including the assessment tool to be completed by church leaders. Please make checks payable to “Pittsburgh Presbytery” and mail to Pittsburgh Presbytery, 901 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA  15233 (attention:  Suzanne McHenry).  Mark the memo line “Stewardship Workshop.”  The deadline for payment and registration is February 11, 2008.

Please feel free to call us with your questions or ideas.  We hope we’ll be seeing you on April 5th!

Blessings,
Vera White, Director of Stewardship
Rev. Bill Roemer, Chair, Stewardship Ministry Team

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