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Cultivating Generous Congregations

June 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Online learning experience in 6 sessions beginning June 24

Cultivating Generous Congregations (CGC) is an interactive online learning experience that demonstrates how pastors and ministry leaders can unearth and energize congregational generosity by exploring the significant and necessary steps to creating lasting cultural change within a congregation.

Intended for teams of 2 or more from your congregation, you’ll benefit from the focus on application to religious organizations, while gaining access to cutting-edge research data from the Indiana University Lilly Family School on Philanthropy. You will learn the importance of integrating quality fundraising practices as one aspect of awakening generosity as a congregational practice. Participant dialogue will complement the written materials and presentation format that guide the seminar.

Interactive segments of CGC explore theology, the role of adaptive leadership, fiscal transparency and the importance of donor care, with action steps to impact the generosity exploration and experience for both laity and clergy.

This course is intended for those who:
• Believe in their congregation’s capacity for greater generosity
• Have a desire to become more comfortable with money
• Are willing to redefine giving in their congregation
• Understand giving to include service, social networks, and the sharing of ideas and professional expertise

“I can honestly say that CGC was one of the best and most useful professional development opportunities of my career. It offered practical, spiritually rich, and adaptable guidance that I was able to immediately implement in my ministry setting.” | – Rev. Trent Williams, Friends Congregational Church UCC, 2018 CGC participant  (Read Rev. Williams’ full story)

Online sessions via Zoom, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Dates: June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, and September 2.
The program is designed for teams of 2 or more from a congregation (pastor plus lay leaders)
Fee: $50 per person
Workbooks will be mailed to participants
Register here


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