The Generosity & Stewardship Conference invites clergy and laity involved in stewardship and finance, development, foundation leadership and consultancy to participate in a unique learning experience on the shores of Lake Erie at Lakeside Chautauqua. The 2019 conference will take place from August 4-7 in Lakeside Chautauqua. Continue to check back for more conference information as it becomes available.


2019 Keynote Speakers

Grace Duddy Pomroy is a millennial stewardship ministry leader, financial educator, blogger and coach in Minneapolis, Minn.

She received her Master of Arts in congregational mission and leadership from Luther Seminary in 2012 and became a Certified Financial Education Instructor in 2017. She has served as Assistant Director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary and as the Executive Director of Operations for Kairos and Associates and the Joshua Group.

In 2016, she co-authored with the Rev. Charles R. Lane the book Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of Your Congregation’s Life.

Pomroy is currently the Senior Financial Educator & Content Developer at Portico Benefit Services and co-owner of Embracing Stewardship, LLC. On her blog, The Classy Frugalist, she shares information and advice that helps people connect their values and their money so they can share, save and spend with confidence.

Rev. David Neil Mosser is Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Arlington, Texas.

He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and received his Master of Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology and his doctorate in rhetoric from the University of Texas in Austin.

When not at the church leading Bible studies, Mosser often is in the classroom. He is an adjunct professor at Perkins and teaches a multicultural introduction to philosophy class and introduction to ethics at Navarro College.

He has been the editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual, as well as author or editor of 17 books, including The Stewardship Companion: Lectionary Resources for Preaching and Just in Time! Stewardship Services.

The Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith became Executive Pastor of Generosity at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in the greater Kansas City, Mo. area in September 2005 after 25 years as a Senior Pastor in several churches. He leads the ministry areas of stewardship, development and generosity, offering oversight and support to giving campaigns.

He consults with churches on stewardship and financial campaigns, speaks at conferences and leads faith-based programs that help people with personal financial stewardship.

As Senior Pastor at Schweitzer United Methodist Church, he received the denomination’s Circuit Rider Award for Church Growth. His book, Propel: Good Stewardship – Greater Generosity, was published in 2015.


Suggested Reading List

From the Keynote Speakers:

  • Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of Your Congregation’s Life - Grace Duddy Pomroy & the Rev. Charles R. Lane
  • The Stewardship Companion: Lectionary Resources for Preaching - The Rev. David Neil Mosser
  • Just in Time! Stewardship Services - The Rev. David Neil Mosser
  • Propel: Good Stewardship, Great Generosity The Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith
  • At the Crossroads: Spiritual Lessons for the Second Half of Life – The Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith

Other Recommendations:

  • Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship – Adam J. Copeland
  • Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry – Thomas H. Jeavons & Rebekah Burch Basinger
  • A Spirituality of Fundraising - Henri Nouwen
  • Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don’t Give Away More Money - Christian Smith, Michael Emerson & Patricia Snell

Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Generosity & Stewardship Conference. Registration is limited to 100 participants.

Registration for the 2019 conference will be completed in two phases.

  • Members of sponsoring partner organizations may register Nov. 1, 2018 thru Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Open online registration for those who are not members of the sponsoring partner organizations will begin on March 1, 2019.

To register for the conference at this time, members of the sponsoring partner organizations should receive a link to the online registration form directly from their organization. Once the online registration form has been submitted, Lakeside Chautauqua staff will be in touch to coordinate payment and finalize the registration.

If you have any questions during the registration period, or if you're not a member of a sponsoring partner organization and would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact communications@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.


Registration Fee

The 2019 registration fee is $350.

Please note that this per-person registration fee includes 3 overnight accommodations at Hotel Lakeside or the Fountain Inn, conference-organized meals, all conference sessions and speakers, a 3-day Lakeside Chautauqua gate pass, a 3-day parking pass for one vehicle, and access to a wide variety of Chautauqua activities during your stay. Due to generous support from sponsors, we're able to offer all of these features while keeping the registration inexpensive. The fee will not be reduced for shorter participation or shared or alternate accommodations.


Cancellations, Refunds, & Transfers

Registration fees are non-refundable. If you're unable to attend for any reason, you can transfer your registration to another person without penalty. Simply email a copy of your confirmation email with a cover letter stating your request, including contact information for the person replacing you, to gcolon@lakesideohio.com. An online registration link will be sent to the person replacing you so they may complete the registration form. Transfer must be complete by Aug. 1, 2019.


2019 Partners

Partnerships are vital to providing this excellent learning opportunity in the area of generosity. We give thanks for our partnerships:

  • Council on Development of West Ohio Conference, UMC
  • East Ohio United Methodist Foundation
  • United Methodist Foundation of Indiana
  • United Methodist Foundation of Michigan
  • United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia
  • United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
  • United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, Susquehanna Conference, UMC

Location

Lakeside is located in Ohio on the Marblehead Peninsula, approximately 1.5 hours from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport or 2.5 hours from Columbus International Airport. Driving directions are available from all major cities including Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus and Toledo.

Lakeside Chautauqua is a historic community that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 11-week gated summer programming season for individuals, families and groups.