Where will the recordings of the workshops be located? Like the ones yesterday.
taking care of God's people and his world
Taking care of what we are entrusted with
Good management of precious resources
Giving of self and talents
giving of all our gifts
Caring for God’s creation
"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it."
Responsible care and management
sharing what God has given to us
taking care of all that we have been given
Charity, giving ones resources, talents and time
faithful response of our time, talent & treasures
taking care of something
Loving and gracious care of God’s gifts, I.e. every person and all creation
helping the church so they can reach others who need assistance
John Gustafson Fair View UMC
Giving back to God what God has blessed me with
iPad (2)cecile Schrader
being responsible for gifts given to churches and God and received from God
Fiduciary as we give back to God our gifts.
from Elizabeth Strong Hickory Grove UMC
To faithfully oversee the financial resources God has given us
Sharing our gifts, given to us by God, with everyone we can.
Christie De La Torre
responsibility of caring for each other and our organization
be a blessing to others by giving of ourselves in anyway that is needed. from Elizabeth, Hickory Grove UMC
Elizabeth, Hickory Grove UMC
Elizabeth at Hickory Grove UMC, have a 2nd offering (noisy due to coins) once a month for a specific organization in the community
"tithe" is a dirty word for a lot of folks.
Let some folks in your congregations talk about how God has blessed them once they start tithing - it's not "give and God will bless you", but it seems He does. We tested Him 26 years ago. We tithed for the first time (in fear and trembling) and I got awarded a work contract the next day that was (after taxes we would pay on the income) within $10 of what we had tithed. God has a sense of humor.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those who dwell in it.
Cain gave SOME, but Abel gave of his best.
We had a young pastor years ago that preached "the church doesn't need your money but you have a need to give in response to God's generosity to you"
How do church officials know if a congregant is not tithing?
Great idea to use the electronic-giving card for those who give through the giving app or other ways.
Have always wondered if tithing is 10% before or after taxes. Can't find a Bible verse that clarifies.
Albertina - you may not actually know who is and who isn't tithing. The Discipline grants authority to the pastor to review the giving records of members, but not all use/practice it. I think the better thing is to hold up the tithe as the standard/goal of Christian generosity and encourage people to live it. Ultimately, whether they do or don't is between them and God, but you've made the standard practice clear.
From: Elizabeth, Hickory Grove UMC - Please never use a credit card for your offering. Use the money that God has made sure you have for the month. Always give from the heart.
Identify best practices that convince millionaires to tithe or to practice to whom much is given much is required.
iPad (2)cecile Schrader
I have always felt in my heart ; If I don’t give I cannot ask someone else to give.
Elizabeth, Hickory Grove UMC, how can you only receive and never give? People need to think long and hard about giving more than receiving.
there was a question on tithing pre-tax or post-tax. Should we tithe net or gross? I joke that it depends if you want a net blessing or gross blessing! seriously, giving is about giving all we can, not all we have to. so if you can tithe off the net, praise God! And if you're growing and can tithe of the gross, praise God!
Are there any thoughts around a church that received a SBA PPP loan and how to think about whether to repay or apply for forgiveness? Are the districts or conference going to provide any guidance? For example why would a church decide to apply for forgiveness versus repay?
Why we give is important... I like the information on that and that we give to something (God’s mission)
Love the idea of "moving from campaign to culture"
if you have more specific questions about any of these Foundation ministries and want to know more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or David at email@example.com
I feel that small endowments generating a few hundred dollars a year tie the hands of a small church. They cannot use the principal and it sits there in times of need in the church or in the missions of the church. Large endowments that generate many thousands of dollars in interest and growth are different. We love and appreciate the zillions of dollars in the Duke Endowment that do so much for all of us. $10,000 in an endowment in a small church that generates $300 - $500 a year seems more useful if the whole $10,000 is made available for use. Just my two cents on the different sizes of endowments.
Donor Advised Funds also help to group deductible gifts for maximum tax benefit while spreading gifts to church
Please confirm that when the deferment of principle payments on loans during pandemic ends loans will restart with the same balance and will merely be extended the same number of months the deferral took place.
I like to think of the local church's payment of apportionments as our church's "tithe"
How do a local Church know how much owe or outstanding for Appointment?
From Lillian Gwynn How do we get the zoom account for our churches.
Is Apportionment mandatory or optional? What's the consequences to the local Church for not paying?
Please provide the best definition for "A Connected Church" and list pros and cons.
Where do we get the PDF’s
Thank you, Lynne, Landa, George, David, AJ! Appreciate all your hard work in preparation and presentation! Blessings to everyone. Good to see so many names and some faces of colleagues and friends. Stay well and safe. Praying for all of you and our shared ministries in these unprecedented days. Grace and Peace, Lynne Blankenship Caldwell
Ok, thank you! Look forward to receiving the packet
Thank you for an informative webinar. I hope you will consider offering conference training in this way even after we resume in-person meetings.
Thank you all presenters!
Thank you! Good info!
Thanks to all the organizers and speakers
Thank you for all the information
Thank you all! The webinar was very helpful.
Thanks for all of the valuable information and inspiration
Thank you so much for all of this great information