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Ministry leaders partner on national parks devotional

Over a decade in the making, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks is the result of a partnership between Brad Lyons and Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, the leaders of Chalice Press and the Center for Faith and Giving, respectively. The idea first came in 2007 when Barkhauer spent a sabbatical exploring and experiencing […]

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Center for Faith and Giving invites Disciples to upcoming generosity conference

The Generosity Transformed conference, hosted by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC), in Indianapolis April 30-May 2, is shaping up to be more than a few days of lectures and workshops. Instead, explains Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, director of the Center for Faith and Giving, the event will provide opportunities for group discussions and one-on-one conversations with […]

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Center for Faith and Giving launches consulting program for congregations

For leaders at the Center for Faith and Giving, stewardship is about far more than raising money to pay the bills or develop a project. “It’s about living the vision,” says Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, minister for faith and giving. Since 2010, Barkhauer has worked to engage our Church in conversations about transformative generosity and stewardship. […]

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Stewardship advice: Vision drives mission

by Bruce Barkhauer, Center for Faith and Giving Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, is reported to have famously said: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!” For professional sports teams, winning drives every decision from strategy to personnel. We might paraphrase that for the Church. Vision isn’t everything, it is […]

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Posted on October 10, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples receive stewardship study

by Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving What, exactly, does it mean that the General Assembly unanimously voted to accept the Stewardship Study Document (GA-1732)? Actually, that depends on you. The document itself becomes a historical marker for how we Disciples (those voting in the Assembly) think biblically and theologically about stewardship and […]

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Posted on August 2, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
Capital Area assembly full of promise

by Rev. Allen Harris, regional minister; photos by George Franklin Over 200 Disciples gathered on the farthest western edge of the Christian Church Capital Area in Shepherdstown, WV, Oct. 14 and 15 under the theme “Many Hands, Many Missions, One Body.”  The guiding scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 was explored by all three Assembly speakers […]

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Posted on October 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Board, General Ministries, People, Regions