Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stewardship Education

SPC's stewardship education leaves a lot to be desired. Frankly, its practically non-existant. Here is a sample, this was printed in our monthly newsletter:

October 18th is designated Stewardship Sunday. It is important that we all demonstrate our support to Stodgy Presbyterian Church through our annual pledges. Please return your pledge card to the Church as soon as possible. They are needed for planning purposes for next year.


OK ... can anyone see what SWMBO noticed immediately when reading that ?? A virtual cigar to the first person to comment correctly.

... and so it goes!

4 comments:

  1. I'm stumped, unless its the fact that the congregation isn't being asked to bring the pledge cards in on Stewardship Sunday.

    I'm on the Stewardship Committee at our church. The committee sponsored an entire booklet of prayer for the stewardship season which one of the members wrote. Our church has a goal of tithing and this year we're debating how to improve our education in this area.

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  2. That's part of it ...

    Half a cigar ;)

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  3. QG said: Our church has a goal of tithing and this year we're debating how to improve our education in this area.

    At the last church we attended, they used the Living Stewardship program. Its a little pricey, but it leads members towards a tithe over a few years.

    Of course, you're not going to get everyone on board. There are still people who only give $10 a week, which is much less than 1% of their weekly income.

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  4. Hmmmm... well, I guess what would bother me is that I am not supporting the CHURCH with my financial gifts, I am supporting the work of God through people. And it doesn't have to be the "church" I attend, but it is more likely to be the worldwide efforts of the Kingdom...

    Deb

    (Welcome to RevGals, btw)

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