The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS)
TENS is an association of church leaders who understand, practice and proclaim God’s call to generosity.
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TENS Regional Stewardship Conference materials
ECF is a lay-led and independent organization, serving the Episcopal Church since 1949. ECF partners with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal faith communities, empowering them to engage in visioning and planning, develop effective lay+clergy leadership teams, and raise strategic, leadership and financial resources for ministry. ECF’s programs, products, and services help congregations respond to the changing needs of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century.
Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26).
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center lives out its mission with a generous, prophetic, innovative, and collaborative vision and values. ESC has supported the stewardship ministries of congregations and denominations for decades. With roots in the United Stewardship Council of the Christian Church in the United States and Canada and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA that reach back to the early part of the twentieth century, ESC was formed as a separate not-for-profit organization and became a related movement of the NCCC in 1980. It was established to provide learning and teaching opportunities in Christian stewardship for theological educators, students, pastors, laity and stewardship professionals.