Sept. 26-28 event expected to draw hundreds of in-person and virtual attendees
by Emily Enders Odom, Mission Engagement & Support | Special to Presbyterian News Service
LOUISVILLE — Registration for Stewardship Kaleidoscope is still underway, with a July 31 early-bird registration deadline approaching for the Sept. 26-28 event to be held in Savannah, Georgia.
The annual conference, which will again offer the option of online attendance for a second consecutive year, will feature outstanding plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences and unparalleled networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity.
In-person attendees will be invited to choose from nearly three dozen workshops and enjoy unique opportunities to connect with participants from across the country. Virtual attendees will have the ability to select from two workshops in each of three blocks and will have an exclusive online only opportunity to connect with a panel of plenary leaders.
Drawing leaders from across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and other ecumenical partners, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to ignite generosity in faith-based communities, give practical tools for cultivating generosity in congregations, expand the leadership capacity of those who lead stewardship initiatives, and cultivate adaptive approaches for funding Christ’s mission.
“The annual Stewardship Kaleidoscope Conference brings together a host of experts, seasoned practitioners and aspiring leaders-to-be to help one another explore the fresh ideas, newest technologies, proved strategies and ages-old theological brilliance that can help congregations fulfill their God-given callings and missions,” said a past participant, the Rev. Dr. Jack Haberer, interim pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, Texas.
Featured speakers this year will include:
- New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs
- The Rev. Dawn Hyde, head pastor at Downtown Church, a PC(USA) congregation celebrating 10 years of worship in Columbia, South Carolina
- Dr. Michael Bos, pastor, author, interfaith proponent, family guy, adventure seeker and senior minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City
- The Rev. Kathryn Johnston, senior pastor/head of staff at Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Early-bird pricing — which saves $25 per person for regular in-person attendees, $40 for first-call pastor attendees, and $10 for virtual attendees — will be available through July 31 only. Group pricing will again be offered this year so that more people from the same congregation can attend together, learn together, and take home more tools for expanding generosity. A limited number of scholarships are available.
“We hope that many in the PC(USA) and our ecumenical partners will take advantage of the several discounted registrations we offer, especially pastors in their first calls to ministry, who can build critically important stewardship knowledge while saving almost 50% on in-person registration fees,” said Maggie A. F. Harmon, ministry relations officer, Southwest, for the Presbyterian Foundation, who, together with Robert Hay, Jr., senior ministry relations officer, co-chairs the 10-member conference planning team.
For the Savannah-based participants’ safety and comfort, the conference organizers will be observing recommended COVID-19 safety protocols for in-person attendees as applicable at the time of the conference.
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