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“Getting to ‘Yes!’ by Getting Over Ourselves”

A Workshop Presented by the Diocese of Virginia Stewardship Committee

  • Do you choke on the concept of asking a stranger or a trusted friend to contribute to the church?
  • Do you whip out your Groucho Marx nose and eyebrow disguise when you see the annual campaign chair take a bead on you across the Fellowship Hall?
  • Do you find yourself at a loss for words when someone asks you to present a “Two-Minute Testimonial” on why you have been a member of St. Swythen’s for 34 years?

Relax. You are not alone.  Come and learn why we are so close to the vest when it comes to giving and how to move from cold sweats to: “I would be delighted to participate more deeply in God’s work in the world!”

During our workshop, Diocese of Virginia Stewardship Committee Chair Keith Nelsen Stroud will take a look at traditional, well-intentioned and well-entrenched “asking” approaches that are losing their effectiveness.  She will present new paradigms that will shift the way we go about “the ask” and move us to new insight, new conviction and most importantly a new voice.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with others around the Diocese and participate in lively, respectful dialogue about genuine and faithful growth on Saturday, March 29 from 9:30a.m. – 12 p.m. at Aquia Church, Stafford.  Cost for this workshop will be $25/ person or $50/ parish. To register, contact Stephanie Higgins,

Posted by DioStaff

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