Cultivating Generosity and a Healthy Financial Environment in your Church

There is no question that the landscape of religious giving is shifting. Churches are faced with declining attendance and increasing competition from nonprofit organizations who often do a better job presenting a compelling case for financial support. How can we as church leaders inspire and energize congregational generosity? What steps can we take now to cultivate a healthy financial environment that takes into consideration the three critical areas for church financial wellbeing?

Led by Shauw Chin Capps and Rickey Letson, join us in this workshop experience that can help change the way you and your congregation approach giving, and learn about the three critical areas of church financial well-being that can set the stage for a healthier stewardship model for your church. We will look at current giving trends to help inform of us of strategies related to regular tithe and offerings and other strategies to consider beyond the offering plate.

Lunch will be available for $10 through the registration link to this event.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kathwood Baptist Church
4900 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206

Shauw Shin Capps

Shauw Chin Capps

Shauw Chin is the president of CBF Foundation and the chief development officer for CBF.Shauw Chin comes to the work of development and generosity from her 25+ years of nonprofit experience.

Prior to joining CBF, she was the CEO of a nonprofit organization in Beaufort, SC, that serves victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault for over 15 years. She took a dying organization with a budget of $200,000 and four staff members and grew it to become a vibrant and reputable $3M+ organization with 50 staff members, serving some of the poorest counties in South Carolina. Shauw Chin is a graduate of the Carver School of Church Social Work at Southern Seminary.

She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her spouse Paul, an ordained Baptist minister.

Ricky Letson

Rickey Letson

Rickey is the Congregational Stewardship Officer for CBF. In the role, Rickey encourages partner churches is their generosity toward CBF.

The other major element of his work is supporting congregations in terms of their own financial health and stewardship development. Prior to joining the CBF staff, Rickey served churches for 25 years. His last role was as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Laurens, South Carolina.

Rickey is a graduate of Samford University and the Duke Divinity School. He and his family live in Madison, Alabama.