The SAS Refresher was implemented for the first time in the fall of 2020.  This 8 month once-a-month course is designed for congregations that have been through Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) previously. The Refresher is for those who wish to continue the journey of generosity culture-building.  

3E recognizes that many congregations may need a refresher on the SAS principles and help bringing new stewardship leadership into the SAS model. The monthly online sessions begin in August and end in January. GSB consultants present monthly sessions and highlight the fall appeal, reintroduce helpful important documents, videos and provide support once again for your stewardship teams. The SAS Refresher is an hour-long Zoom session each month on topics such as: Governance, Volunteerism, Gratitude and an online sharing space for communications and access to session materials. The Refresher also uses excellent stewardship books, A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen and Abundance: Creating a Culture of Generosity (by Mike Ward, a partner at GSB). 

3E is providing the SAS Refresher course at no cost to all congregations that have previously participated in SAS - any cohort, any year.  If you have questions or want to join the 2021 SAS Refresher, please contact Deb Elstad, 3E Associate Director of Stewardship at

Thank you so much Deb, Evan and Paul for this gathering.  I must tell you that these appear to come around and give me so much energy just when I think:  ... I do not know what I am doing. Intents are down (although more giving is present). Etc. Etc. and then we do this and in less than one hour my spirit is recharged. God’s spirit gives me clarity. And I am reminded that God is God and I am not ... and today is a new day with new ministry opportunities. ~ Pr. Nicole Ferry, Bethlehem Lutheran, Los Alamos, NM

When we approach fundraising in a spirit of gratitude, we do so knowing that God has already given us what we most need for life in abundance.
~ Henri Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising