Church leaders are invited to explore Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century, a daylong stewardship conference that will be live-streamed on Nov. 20 at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg. The cost is only $25 per person, and includes lunch.
Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality is organized by the respected Ecumenical Stewardship Center as part of its “Generosity NEXT” series of conferences. The event, taking place in Atlanta, will be live streamed in the ULS Auditorium in Valentine Hall.
The conference focuses on “the offering” as an ongoing part of the church’s story, and explores how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture.
Spirited Generosity will feature these four plenary sessions:
• Historical and theological review of the offering in Judeo/Christian culture
• The Offering as Worship: theological and biblical aspects of the offering as an act of worship, discipleship, and mission
• Cultural Influences on the Offering: technology, generational differences, and the place of church in society
• Best Practices for the Offering: making the offering a meaningful moment when faith communities gather
After the plenary sessions, discussion groups will be hosted by local stewardship leaders at ULS. The $25 cost for attending the live-streaming is a fraction of the cost of attending the event in person. And it includes lunch.
The live-streaming is sponsored by the Stewardship of Life Institute at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, with the Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA.
To register: Send an email to Lisa Dubay at ULS: email@example.com indicating your name, congregation, and number of people in attendance. Payment will be by cash or check at the door.
More information about the event can be found at the Ecumenical Stewardship Center website: StewardshipResources.org/generosity-next/.
For questions about the live-streaming event contact Rob Blezard, assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century
Wednesday, November 20
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. Welcome/Announcements
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Worship
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session 1: The Offering in Scripture
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Discussion Groups
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session 2: The Offering as Worship
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Discussion Groups
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Plenary Session 3: Cultural Influences on the Offering
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Discussion Groups
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session 4: Best Practices for the Offering
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discussion Groups
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the staff member below.