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Published on January 20th, 2016 | by ABCUSA

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View our Latest Webinar: Stewardship & Generosity Trends

A webinar resource, “Stewardship & Generosity Trends,” is available online to American Baptists and friends. The webinar was presented on Tuesday, October 20, and sponsored by ABCUSA’s office of Mission Resource Development. The format of the webinar was a presentation and conversation with Marcia Shetler, executive director and CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC). In this webinar, Marcia talked about current stewardship trends, year round stewardship programs, generosity, and shared information about the resources available from the ESC.

View the webinar (54:23) and additional resources mentioned, below. (Note – this can be viewed in full screen by clicking play, and then clicking the small box in the bottom-right corner next to the word YouTube.)

Annual Investment, Year Long Return  (PDF)

Growing Generosity (PDF)

Full PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Additional Stewardship related resources can be found on our ABCUSA website, here.

More about Marcia Shetler:

Marcia Shetler became the Executive Director/CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center in March 2011. She received an MA in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, a BS in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Bible Certificate from Eastern Mennonite University. She formerly served as administrative staff in two middle judicatories of the Church of the Brethren, and most recently was director of communications and public relations for Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana, an administrative faculty position. She has supported her spouse, David, in his own ministry, which includes decades of pastoral service, seminary admissions and student development, financial planning, and currently as a middle judicatory executive in the Church of the Brethren.

Marcia’s vocational, spiritual, and family experiences have shaped her vision and passion for faithful stewardship ministry that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Christ’s church and the common call to all disciples to the sacred practice of stewardship. She is grateful for the opportunity to lead ESC’s mission and ministry of connecting, inspiring, and equipping Christian steward leaders to transform church communities.


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