Make a difference on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28!

rev. ellie johns-kelley

Small churches have great blessings

What’s great about small churches? Lots, says the Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. Small churches have strengths, she says, and those can be celebrated year-round, and especially during seasons of stewardship emphasis.

Be ready to receive planned gifts with policies, procedures

In 2020, 28% of all charitable gifts went to religious institutions, said the Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, the Presbyterian Foundation’s Ministry Relations Officer for the Allegheny and Chesapeake Region. Only 8% of Americans gave bequests to a church.

Making giving easy during uneasy times

When the togetherness of a worshiping community is ripped out, churches have to create doorways for giving, said Karl Mattison in the second of three Presbyterian Foundation Day of Learning events: Virtual Campaigns and Online Giving.