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Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith
Clayton became Executive Pastor of Generosity at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in the greater Kansas City, Missouri 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 for the annual operating budget, capital building funds, special strategic and mission gifts, memorial giving and planned gifts for the Resurrection Foundation. 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 March 2015. Clayton and his wife, Lori, have four children and two grandchildren, and love horses, gardening, golf and travel.

Recent Posts

Creative Stewardship Ideas & Campaigns | Vanco

Posted by Clayton Smith on Jun 13, 2018 1:25:33 PM

In my book, Propel, I write about the importance of planning good stewardship campaigns. Now is the time of year to build a... Read More

The Offering as Worship in our Electronic Age

Posted by Clayton Smith on Mar 14, 2018 1:00:12 PM

How do you handle the offering invitation in this electronic age? Is it a worshipful expression of our love and gratitude for... Read More

Accepting and Honoring Church Memorial Gifts

Posted by Clayton Smith on Aug 16, 2017 1:00:08 PM

Most churches have a policy and/or committee that accepts memorial, legacy and honor gifts. Many times, this policy has been... Read More

Giving to Your Church Made Easier

Posted by Clayton Smith on Mar 15, 2017 1:00:30 PM

This is the time of year for those over age 70½ to manage their required distributions from IRAs and other tax-deferred accounts.... Read More