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WEBINAR: Giving, Stewardship & Generosity - Shared screen with speaker view
Mark Struckhoff
18:32
Thank you, Laura! Common Sense Investing webinar will be on Thursday, March 25 at 11am, presented by C2FM and the MU Center for Economic and Financial Education... email coming soon!
Mark Struckhoff
28:46
doing great!
Russ
44:26
Deuteronomy 8:18..You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Cindy Buhman
48:57
I agree. Generosity to me means giving selflessly, over and above. I like "lavishness!"
carylmussig
51:10
On a tight budget, 10% could be.
Mary Weaver
51:14
Wouldn’t it be relative to what a person is truly able to give?
Diane Ludwig
51:33
Yes. Considering the average Americans give 2-3% of their annual income, 10% is MOST generous. Generous giving is giving FROM THE HEART, regardless of size.
Cindy Buhman
51:42
Generosity is one of my strengths in StrengthsFinder. I get so frustrated when I have members of the congregation who give NOTHING at all even though they have the means.
Mary Weaver
52:32
But if someone makes 1 million and gives 100k, wouldn’t they truly be able to give more?
Mark Struckhoff
53:08
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.[a] 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings [b]for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” Luke 21:1-4
Bob
53:11
I think of "generosity" as a quality that should continue to evolve over time, or we are not growing.
Wally Jones
53:20
Doesn't our giving go beyond just money? Our commitment when we join the church is presence, gifts, time talents, witness.
Bob
54:48
The Widow's Might - two coins.
bblai
01:06:31
Tithing is the scripturally prescribed level giving that fulfills our personal commitment to the covenant established with God. If we tithe and support the wise usage of our resources, then we are "Good Stewards". Going beyond the tithe is evidence of our complete commitment to our relationship with God.
FGUMC
01:10:32
Maybe a little off topic, but what resources would you recommend small churches to use when transitioning to online giving? We are just making this transition and there are so many options. PayPal? Vanco?
Mark Struckhoff
01:11:44
Great conversation! and because language is important, why do we call it the "offering plate" and not the "tithe and offering plate"? really a rhetorical question...
Cindy Buhman
01:11:58
Vanco is working great for my two smaller churches.
Bob Schlutow
01:12:07
Is it possible to get the slides emailed to us?
bblai
01:13:03
We started with Pushpay at Camdenton UMC but we have not used the "push" portion of what they offer, so we will be going with another service that concentrates on the credit card processing and bank transfers without the expensive extras.
Wally Jones
01:13:20
So appreciate this hour's webinar. Great ideas to share with my congregations.
Mark Struckhoff
01:13:51
Thank you, Joel!!
Sally Palmer
01:13:58
Thank you for this, Joel and Laura!
Cindy Buhman
01:14:03
Amen!
Denise
01:14:07
Thank You Joel!
FGUMC
01:14:35
Yes,
FGUMC
01:15:35
We won't be using pushpay! Yikes!
FGUMC
01:16:06
We have been looking closely at Vanco, but wondered what everyone else is using.
FGUMC
01:17:03
Thank you, Laura!