June 16, July 14, and August 11, 2020
Engaging scripture stories to share the spiritual practice of generosity with congregations
It can be hard to talk about money. And yet Jesus spoke about it often, second only to the Kingdom of God. Join Rev. Kathryn Kuhn and Rev. Andrew Warner to explore how to preach and teach about generosity and the use of our financial resources. Background materials and seminar style discussions will take place through the Damascus Project. Each month will focus on a specific et of readings. We will plan out at least one preaching opportunity for teaching generosity as a spiritual practice each month.
June 16: Psalm 126, “We Were Like those Who Dream”
July 14: 1 Samuel 25, “Abigail Turns from ‘Folly’ to Generosity”
August 11: 2 Kings 5, “Naaman’s Pride Goeth Before the Healing”
What You’ll Get From Generous Preaching
As a student, you’ll get a few great benefits from being here:
Explore. It can be hard to talk about money. And yet Jesus spoke about it often, second only to the Kingdom of God. Explore generosity as a spiritual practice.
Connect with colleagues and scripture in new ways through leadership focused Bible Study.
Get results. Research underscores the connection between teaching about generosity and increasing revenue for a local church. Learn how to talk about generosity outside of an annual pledge drive.
Rev. Julia Hollister, First Congregational Church, Sheboygan, WI: “Through open and honest questions, Andrew and Kathryn helped us to discern how the scripture passages were speaking to us as individuals and how they might speak to our congregations. They bring a wealth of wisdom and ‘lived experience’ to their engagement with the text. The workshop brought a breath of fresh air to some familiar texts.”