Sponsored by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana and Pension Fund of the Christian Church
- Friday and Saturday, October 20-21, 2017
- Marriott Indianapolis East
- 7202 East 21st St., Indianapolis, IN
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Friday session for Ministers: Preaching and Teaching Stewardship
Cultivating Abundance: Finding our Way to Enough
Guest speaker: Reverend Lee Hull-Moses
It feels like money is tight everywhere — in our personal budget, and in the offering plate. Can we ask our congregations to give more when we’re feeling so stretched ourselves? Or maybe, if we’re honest, we know that we’re pretty lucky: we’ve got food to eat and clothes to wear and a safe place to live. But all around us, the culture tells us we need more. Where’s the line between not enough and too much? Can we trust in the good news of God’s abundance and find our way to enough?
Join us as we explore ways to cultivate a mindset of abundance in ourselves, our families, our congregations, and our communities.
Saturday session for Ministers and Church Leaders: Church Stewardship
21st-Century Stewardship: Technological advances in congregational stewardship
Guest Speaker: Adam Copeland, Director of Center for Stewardship at Luther Seminary
After a brief introduction to stewardship, this session will consider new paradigms of stewardship and lean into developing practices. It will highlight recent stewardship innovations and consider possible next steps in congregational stewardship, digital giving, and next generation fundraising.
Join us as we learn about Crowdfunding, Text Giving, and Digital Fundraising, Oh My!
The Financial Literacy Academy is open to all clergy with standing within the Indiana Region. Cost to attend for those clergy not receiving a grant will be $25 per person per day and includes meals (continental breakfast/lunch) and materials.
Registration deadline is October 11.
Those receiving a Flourish! grant receive free registration and lodging for the Financial Literacy Academy and are required to attend. Deadline for grantees’ lodging reservations is Noon on Monday, September 18.Registration