Learning Opportunities

Learning opportunities are available for those interested in building a stronger financial foundation for sustainable ministry. 

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Upcoming Workshops 

Don’t Beg – Rethinking the Stewardship Sermon: A Conversation with Pastors
Oct 6, 2021, 4:00 pm      

A Bible Study for pastors as we think through options for sermons on Stewardship for a fall pledge campaign.  We will be guided by Henri Nouwen’s observation, “Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging. Rather, we are declaring, ‘We have a vision that is amazing and exciting.’”  REGISTER 

Memorial Funds: Gift or Stumbling Block 

Oct. 23, 2021, TIME TBD 

Memorial Funds can provide much needed financial resources for congregations to engage in a special project, repair, or mission.  At the same time, Memorial Funds can be controversial and contentious or be left untouched.  How can we make the best use of Memorial Funds?  Join Rev. Andrew Warner to think about your congregation’s approach to receiving, holding, and using Memorial Funds in ways that best honor the memory of a church member and move the mission and ministry of your congregation forward.  REGISTER – TBD 

Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar 

Can fundraising be ministry?  Can stewardship be spiritual?  The Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar for pastors and lay leaders offers an opportunity to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promoting generosity in our congregations.  We will draw on current research, seek guidance from the wisdom of scripture, and discuss the best practices in church-based fundraising.  Pastors and leaders participating in this program will be equipped to lead an effective stewardship campaign and, more broadly, help their congregation reclaim generosity as a spiritual practice.  $300 for Two Leaders – additional spots in the seminar available at $150/person.  Register or Learn More here

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