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The Hesitant Herald: Why Preachers (and Stewardship Committees!) Hate Talking About Money and What to Do About It

A complimentary 90-minute LIVE webinar
This webinar took place on June 13, 2017
Sponsored by Stewardship Kaleidoscope
Presented by Karl Travis

Pastors are preachers, administrators, counselors, project managers, meeting moderators and so much more. Among these roles many pastors report that fundraising is their least favorite. Likewise, stewardship committees are staffed with generous stewards willing to give, but unsure how to encourage others to do likewise. Why is that? What hurdles do faithful pastors and leaders face when it comes to preaching and counseling about generosity? Before the church talks about technique (the mechanics of generosity), how are leaders to think about truth-telling (why we give)?

This shared time will focus on overcoming resistances to embracing generosity as we walk with parishioners towards trust in God’s provision and a love for sharing.

Participants will be able to:

  • Convince pastors and lay leaders that stewardship ministry is more than fundraising and that raising consciousness is even more important than raising dollars.
  • Help identify personal resistances to truth-telling concerning money and generosity.
  • Provide resources for religious leaders seeking to create an openness to financial generosity in the congregation.

Who will benefit from this webinar?
Pastors, stewardship committee members and session members


The Presbyterian Outlook is not offering a replay of the webinar.

KARL TRAVIS is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.  He is a frequent conference speaker, preacher and writer, particularly in the areas of Christian generosity and generations theory.  Travis has specialized in building healthy congregations and is convinced that encouraging generosity is a primary step to congregational vitality and faithful discipleship.

Thanks to Stewardship Kaleidoscope, this webinar is offered free of charge. Their annual conference is September 25-27, 2017.