For Pastors of Small Churches 

This information is for small membership churches. See information for medium/large churches.

Dig In

Cultivating generosity in a small church can be challenging at best. Often, there is not enough money in your church to ask for large gifts, much less a tithe. And the last time we checked, there were not any money trees growing behind your church!

So, to give you additional tools to take you to the next level financially, we have put together a one-day workshop designed for the small church pastor. Growing in Generosity will give you tools dig in and grow your congregation in their giving - producing a more confident ministry team.

 

Congratulations!  You’ve completed Phase 1!  What’s next?

Phase 2: For Pastors & Lay Generosity Team: Choose one day to attend

Teams from Horizons Stewardship will be at each location facilitating training

North Location:

Saturday, October 5  from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hallsville, First UMC, 1256 W. Main Street
 

South Location: 

Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Willis, First UMC, 200 N. Thomason Street

Register for Phase 2


Phase 3: For Pastors & Lay Generosity Team: Choose one day to attend

Teams from Horizons Stewardship will be at each location facilitating training

Teams from Horizons Stewardship will be at each location facilitating training

North Location:

Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Hallsville, First UMC, 1256 W. Main Street

South Location:

Saturday, November 16  from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Willis, First UMC, 200 N. Thomason Street

Register for Phase 3 


Upon completion of Phase 2 & Phase 3, you will be offered:

 1. $250 to go towards your church’s 2019 apportionment payout, OR

 2. $125 to go toward your church’s 2019 apportionment payout & $125 to pastor

Next Steps to participate in Phases 2 & 3:

  • Recruit a lay Generosity Team (3-4 Members) as described in training
  • Register online
  • Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 25

Cost for Growing in Generosity Team, Phases 2 & 3:  $200, payable at registration


Who do I contact if I have other questions?

Rev. Robert Besser, Director of Congregational Excellence 

713-521-9383, ext. 334 or  rbesser@txcumc.org


Phase I Resources

Growing in Generosity workshops August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

If you have not already set up an account with EY, the financial planning tool offered at no cost by Wespath, please do so at: https://wespath.eyfpc.com/Login

You will need to have established an account with Wespath Benefits Access in order to do so.  If you don’t have this account here is a link to get started: https://www.benefitsaccess.org/login.aspx

Navigating the benefits of the EY website will be included in the presentation.

 

Growing in Generosity is made possible through generous support from Horizons Stewardship, Wespath/Lilly, Texas Methodist Foundation, Office of the Center for Congregational Excellence and the Director of Development of the Texas Annual Conference