tens img-logoThis year’s annual TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) conference was in May at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis.

Here’s what Ms. Terry Noble from St. Andrew’s, Greencastle, had to say about the conference:

“It taught me much, and it infused me with energy and a sense that I was not alone in my enthusiasm for stewardship.   This conference turned out to be informative and inspiring.  I came back with practical information such as themes for a pledge drive and ways to highlight stewardship on a continuing basis.  I also picked up a number of tips on practices to avoid, and benefited greatly from many conversations with people who have a great deal of experience in the ministry of stewardship.

The theme for the conference was ‘Journey to Generosity’ and this emphasized moving away from a culture that thrives on the concept of ‘scarcity’ in every part of our lives, to adopting a lifestyle of generous giving.  The concept of ‘lifestyle’ resonated with me. This journey is a change of lifestyle, not an easy or a quick thing to accomplish and not something to be taken lightly.”

The “Journey to Generosity” conference webcast, as well as the “Journey to Generosity 2017 Annual Pledge Series” are available on-line for every one of our congregation’s use…at no cost to them! Please contact John Oaks, Diocesan Stewardship Officer, for the log-in and password.