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TENS 2014 Stewardship Conference: Walking the Way

Click here to register now for the TENS 2014 Conference! Once again, a LIVE WEBCAST option is being offered, which several Vermont congregations participated in last year. Questions? Contact Angela Emerson.

Internationally known theologian and author Sister Joan Chittister will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) on June 6 and 7 at Emory University in Atlanta.

“The conference theme ‘Walking the Way’ underscores the understanding that to follow the Way of Jesus means we have choices to make about faithfulness in regard to money, giving and generosity,” says the Rev. Laurel Johnston, executive director of TENS.

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, bishop of Atlanta, will preach at the opening Eucharist and also will be a keynote speaker, along with the Rev. Charles La Fond, canon steward of St. John’s Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. Click “Read More” for Conference Details.



The weekend will kick off with a pre-conference gathering on Thursday, June 5 through noon on Friday, June 6 especially designed for diocesan stewardship and development officers as well as anyone who serves on a diocesan stewardship commission.  The Rev. Karl Travis, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, will present and lead discussions in generational stewardship and Peter

Peter J. Misiaszek, director of stewardship development for the Diocese of Toronto in the Anglican Church of Canada, will speak on equipping a diocesan stewardship commission.

16 Workshop Offerings

Sixteen workshops will be offered in four themed tracks:

  • You’re the New Stewardship Chair: First Steps
  • Year Round Stewardship: Further along the Way
  • Cultivating Generosity: The Road Less Travelled
  • Steward Leadership Track for Bishops and Clergy.

Expert workshop leaders include:

  • The Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, assisting bishop, Diocese of Atlanta
  • The Rev. Dan Matthews, rector, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Diocese of Atlanta
  • Nancy Davidge, editor, ECF Vital Practices and associate program director
    Episcopal Church Foundation
  • Kristine Miller, member of TENS Board and vice president of Horizons Stewardship
  • The Rev. Rosa Lee Harden, from the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Live Webcast

The best of the TENS Conference will be webcast, allowing access to the opening worship service, three keynote presentations, and four selected workshops. TENS encourages stewardship ministry teams to gather in parish halls or parishioners’ homes, by deanery or at various host sites sponsored by dioceses to view the conference together. Registration is required for webcast access.

The conference will take place at the Emory Campus in Atlanta, Georgia, which is in the East Coast time zone. The sessions will be recorded and uploaded for playback to a designated site two hours after the real-time presentation. The webcast of the conference will be accessible to registrants beginning Friday June 6 and will remain accessible through Sunday, June 29 to offer ease and flexibility in convening stewardship teams throughout the wider church.

To register for the webcast and to view when the recorded sessions will be available in your time zone go to


The 2014 TENS Walking the Way Conference is made possible by the generosity of the Episcopal Dioceses of Atlanta, East Tennessee, Florida, Southwest Florida, Virginia, and Western North Carolina, and Forward Movement, The Episcopal Church Foundation and The Episcopal Church Development Office.

For full schedule and registration go to

The mission of TENS is to inspire generosity and faithful discipleship. For more information visit

For more information contact: Laurel Johnston, executive director of TENS, at or (805) 630-6244

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