"Ask Thank Tell: A Practical Approach
to Congregational Stewardship"
Congregational Workshops
April 11 & 25

March 18, 2021

Greetings Rostered and Lay Leaders!

We are announcing a stewardship opportunity for the ministries of the Pacifica Synod! A two-part workshop is planed for Sunday, April 11th and 25th from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. (PDT) each evening via Zoom. This opportunity features Bishop Jim Hazelwood (New England Synod) and the author of the book Ask, Thank, Tell, Chick Lane. We hope you will plan to participate with a group of leaders from your ministry. Your ministry will have many benefits from participating including your opportunity to utilize the tools to draft an annual stewardship program.

I am a firm believer that stewardship is much more than a program. Stewardship is a lifestyle. By that I mean, that stewardship is something we participate in every day. It begins with getting up in the morning and the activities we do throughout the day. How do we manage or steward the choices we make? How do we steward our time and our resources and the talents gifted to us from God?

There is a small cost to participate in this program. The fee is $100 per congregation (no matter how many participants). As your partner in ministry, the Pacifica Synod will share in this cost by contributing one-half the cost. This lowers the congregation cost to just $50. The fee will be given to the New England Synod to their general ministry fund. 

Please see the additional information about this event listed below. This includes instructions for registration. It is important to register in advance and as early as possible. Registration will close on April 8. The Zoom link will be sent out to all registrants as we get closer to the event. 

I encourage your participation and a choice to get a head start as we begin to emerge. I want to thank you now for your consideration and participation!

Peace in Christ!

Pastor Tom Goellrich
Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop
Pacifica Synod, ELCA
Ask Thank Tell:
A Practical Approach to Congregational Stewardship
Two Sessions: Sundays, April 11 and Sunday April 25  
5:00 to 6:15 p.m. PDT

Presenters:
Bishop James Hazelwood, New England Synod ELCA with Special Guest Charles Lane

What you will receive:
An inspiring as well as practical tool kit for designing a plan for year round congregational stewardship.

Who should attend:
Ideally the Pastor and/or Deacon plus at least three persons from the church council and/or stewardship team. Additional members are of the congregation are welcome. It’s important to attend as a Team, as there will be portions that have you working together.

Attendees will benefit from reading Chapters 4 and 5 of the book Ask, Thank, Tell by Charles Lane prior to the first session.

Cost:
The Pacifica Synod will subsidize one-half of the $100 per congregation cost for this workshop, making the cost per congregation $50 (regardless of how many from your congregation you register!)

Included with your donation:
- 2 Zoom presentations by Bishop Hazelwood and Charles Lane
- A Workshop Handbook
- Links to a Video series for Planning an Annual Stewardship Appeal
- An Everyday Spirituality Themed Plan for your Fall Stewardship Appeal
- Samples and Ideas for Year Round Stewardship
- A Chance to engage in a Q & A with Charles Lane, author of the Book Ask, Thank, Tell
- Copies of the two presentations

You will leave the two sessions with an outline of a year round plan for your Church Council or Stewardship Team to use for the coming year.

How to Register:
Use the link below to register ALL from your congregation as a group. Cost for these two workshops are $50 per congregation for as many people as you would like to register. You will use Group Registration to register all from your congregation and pay on one invoice.

You will register a group name (Congregation name, city) and your contact person (who may/may not be an attendee). From that screen, you will then register EACH person by using the 'Add Registrant' button before choosing "Complete Payment" to proceed to check-out, where you will pay one fee for the group either by credit card or a check sent to the synod office.

If you have any questions about registration and/or need to make updates to an existing registration, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.352.8732 or by email at terrirobertson@pacificasynod.org.
Information About the Presenters:

James Hazelwood currently serves as Bishop of the New England Synod. This event is based on his popular workshop for congregations in New England, which he developed to assist churches in Stewardship based on the book Ask, Thank, Tell. He is the author of the book Everyday Spirituality: Discover a Life of Hope, Meaning and Peace. He served in congregation based ministry for 25 years. He blogs and podcasts at www.jameshazelwood.net

Charles ‘Chick” Lane is the author of Ask, Thank, Tell, and with Grace Pomroy Embracing Stewardship and Reflections on Faith & Finances. He served in congregational ministry as well as in denominational leadership during his long career. His website is www.embracingstewardship.com.
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