Generosity Learning Opportunities


Learning opportunities are available for those interested in building stronger annual pledge campaigns in your congregations.

With 22 years as a local church pastor and a history of success connecting people’s passions with generative opportunities and initiatives, Rev. Andrew Warner shares best practices and a wealth of experience with workshop participants.  Check out the webinars below.

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PREACHING GENEROSITY WEBINAR SERIES

It can be hard to talk about money. And yet Jesus talked about it often, second only to the Kingdom of God. Join Andrew Warner in an exploration of how to preach and teach about generosity and the use of our financial resources. Each webinar will focus on a specific liturgical season and a set of readings. We will plan out at least one preaching opportunity for teaching generosity as a spiritual practice.

The Season of Lent: A Changed Life
Webinar Feb. 25th, 2:00 pm Central

Using the story of Nicodemus, we’ll see how increasing generosity created change in his life. We’ll look beyond the lectionary reading to consider the other two appearances of Nicodemus. The story will focus attention on what it means to experience change in our lives. Register here

The Season of Easter: Beloved Community
Webinar April 21st – 2:00 pm Central

The stories of Good Shepherd Sunday (May 3) speak to what it means to live generously in community (Acts 2: 42-47, Ps. 23, and John 10: 1-10). This Sunday offers a chance to think broadly about the many forms of generosity and they ways in which they reinforce community. Register here

 

ORIENTATION FOR NEW CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS WEBINARS

These sessions were held in January.  You can view the webinars on demand

WEBINAR:  Treasurers and Financial Secretaries
This webinar reviews basic aspects of the treasurer and financial secretary roles. We discuss creating a “financial dashboard” to help fellow board members understand the finances of the congregation. And we talk about effective ways to record and thank donors for their gifts.  View the webinar here>

These handouts accompany the webinar. They’re also available below the video by following the above link.
–  Sample Conflicts of Interest Policy Statement
–  Kandy’s plan for accounting list
–  Webinar slides
–  Example of a financial dashboard as a one page handout to board members
Example of the spreadsheet to create the dashboard graphics
National Study on Congregational Economic Practices


WEBINAR:  Stewardship Chair and Team
This webinar introduces the concept of a 12-month stewardship plan. We focus on how to organize and lead an effective year-around practice of storytelling (or testimonials) related to generosity. National research clearly shows teaching about stewardship at least once a month correlates to increases in congregational giving.  View the webinar here>

These handouts accompany the webinar.  They’re also available below the video by following the above link.
Handout for the webinar
Sample Conflicts-of-Interest Policy Statement
Photos of the “generosity cards” made by children in a church to be placed in the offering plate during worship
National Study on Congregations’ Economic Practices

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