Creating a Culture of Generosity and Financial Vitality

Salem Presbytery, 2020-2022


Please review details of the program below before committing your congregation. You must register your church and submit the initial $250 to the presbytery office by August 31st, 2020.

Please note: the success of this program for your church depends on a Stewardship & Generosity Team consisting of the senior pastor and three to six lay leaders. You are required identify your S&G Team and have them attend the first workshop, September 12th, 2020. The first workshop will be virtual on Zoom. 


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How Do We Build a Culture of Generosity in our Church?

There is no cookie-cutter approach to designing a stewardship plan – every church is unique. Creating a Culture of Generosity is an 18-month learning community for the congregations of Salem Presbytery. Four workshops will address topics directly related to raising money for ministry, as well as go deeper on the interrelated dynamics of faith, spirituality, and giving.

Congregational teams will craft short- and long-term action plans to implement between workshops. An investment in stewardship today will reap rewards many times over in the years to come. Led by Rev. Michael Erwin, director of Church Campaign Services, and sponsored by the Church Growth & Transformation Committee of Salem Presbytery.

Inspire Generosity and Stewardship in your congregation:

  • SHATTER THE TABOO OF MONEY-TALK and improve the capacity to have faith-filled conversations about money.
  • ENGAGE GIVERS AS PARTNERS IN MISSION rather than donors to ministry.
  • INVITE DEEPER GENEROSITY from your membership and inspire growth in cheerful, excited giving.
  • EXPLORE how a deepening spirituality TRANSFORMS GIVING.

Cost for the program is $500 per congregation, payable to Salem Presbytery in two payments of $250 due August 2020 and August 2021. Please commit to for ALL FOUR dates below. Generosity Teams consist of Lead Pastor and three to six church leaders.

Workshop Dates:

  • Sept 12, 2020 (virtual)
  • May 8, 2021
  • Sept 11, 2021
  • April 30, 2022

Location: TBD

Coffee, water, snacks, & a.m. pastries will be available. Lunch will be provided for you to purchase.