Encouraging, Challenging and Equipping Congregations to Thrive Spiritually and Be Apostles for Reconciliation

Encouraging, Challenging and Equipping Congregations to Thrive Spiritually and Be Apostles for Reconciliation

In the Loop

ITL Growing Our Community of Faith The in the Loop / Apostles /Disciples ministry group is a collection of (12) churches in and around Baltimore city. In the beginning of 2018 The in the Loop ministry group decided to merge with “The Apostles Disciples” ministry a spontaneous ministry group that wanted to seize on the energy around race, class and poverty and support of Presbytery mission themes. The merger centered round four concentrated areas of ministry:

  1. Creating safe space of courageous space for dialogue and conversations.
  2. Sponsoring action events in the community of our respective churches.
  3. confronting racism and injustice and racial reconciliation.
  4. supporting positive changes in our Presbytery.

Creating a Culture of Generosity

Do you long for your church's members to enjoy the spiritual rewards of a generous life?
Are you living in a state of scarcity and longing for abundance?
Do you long for your church's members to enjoy the spiritual rewards of a generous life?

The Presbyterian Foundation and the Board of Pensions have collaborated to  create an interactive seminar  designed  to help you move your church from  conducting a traditional stewardship campaign to building a year-round, spiritually-based culture of generosity. 

"Generosity springs  from  the conviction that God owns everything and that we are temporary managers  of His treasures," said Kevin  Garvey of the Presbyterian Foundation, who  created  the seminar for the benefit of church leaders wishing to make a change in their  stewardship approach. "In the  seminar, we have small group breakouts to cover topics such as bringing your budget alive, celebrating generosity in worship and strengthening members' generosity relationships with God. The small group  set-up works out beautifully." 

You will  walk  away  from  this seminar with ideas on organizing  your generosity/ stewardship leadership  group, communicating with the different generations that  exist  in your congregation, integrating all aspects  of  your church into  the life of generosity, and teaching the spirituality of generosity. Be prepared  to evaluate  your current program, and walk  away with a new  excitement and energy  about generosity for the future of your church.