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Endowments can benefit churches for generations

In his session titled “Endowments 101” at the Stewardship Kaleidoscope gathering in San Diego last week, Stephen Keizer, Vice President of Ministry Relations at the Presbyterian Foundation, taught key concepts around church endowments including their inception, management and eventual use.

Count your blessings

Leaders of small churches sometimes spend so much time looking back at how things used to be that they don’t appreciate the blessings and assets their church still has, says Olanda Carr Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation.

New study details ‘intersection of philanthropy and faith’ in US

A new study by the Lake Institute was recently released that delves into how American congregations “receive, manage and spend” financial resources. Attendees at the annual Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference received a summary of these findings during the gathering’s opening plenary session, guided by Melissa Spas, Managing Director of Education and Engagement for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.

Union Church in Seattle serves community through hospitality

Union Church in Seattle is “a church with a day job — a very involved day job,” says Scott Lumsden, Seattle Presbytery Co-Executive Presbyter. Stick around for a few days at 415 Westlake Avenue N. and you’ll see he’s right.

Theological education leader Joyce C. Tucker dies

The Rev. Dr. Joyce Cummings Tucker, a Presbyterian pastor, author, and prominent leader in theological education, died Friday, July 12, in New York City following a short illness. She lived in Princeton, N.J.

Presbyterian Foundation announces two promotions

The Presbyterian Foundation promoted Olanda Carr and Robert Hay, Jr. to Senior Ministry Relations Officers as of July 1. They have served as Ministry Relations Officers in the East Region and Southeast Region, respectively.