Focus: Stewardship

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Finance: Budgeting, Financial Management, General Finance

Intended for Finance committees or committee members individually, this workshop walks participants through the steps in matters of budgeting, financial management, and general finance for the local church. Continue Reading

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Finance: Mechanics of Local Church Finance and Administration

Intended for Finance Committees, Business Administrators, and Treasurers, this workshop is designed to bring the latest updates and best practices of the denomination with a spirit of grace and understanding. If you have finance committees that haven't been updated in a while, this is the workshop to offer. The conference treasurer will lead this workshop on core concerns of basic tax issues Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Developing Faithful Stewardship

The word 'stewardship' is often perceived to be only a money issue. In fact, the word is about managing all of God's gifts, time, prayers, service, and more. In this workshop, participants will get a balanced and Biblical exposure to how we are to use all of God's gifts carefully and fully for the sake of Jesus Christ. This is a great option for new members without a long church history as United Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Endowments 101

Do you want to establish and obtain endowment gifts but don't have the time and don't know the first thing about doing it? Are your members dying and not leaving a legacy for future generations to your church? Let us share how we can help you and your leadership through a simple step by step process to build a successful endowment program for your church. Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Financial Decisions are Faith Decisions

This workshop will give an overview of biblical theological foundations for stewardship education. Time will be spent on best practices for clergy and laity and includes education on apportionments. Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Generosity Game Plan

Every church needs a generosity game plan. We have strategic plans for most of our programs and ministries in our churches, but many do not have one for generosity and stewardship. At the conclusion of the workshop you will have at least 3 immediate actions to implement as well as 3 long range actions. All of the items are designed to help your people become more generous with ALL of their resourc Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Involving Children in Stewardship

This workshop will help participants explore creative ways to involve even the youngest children in learning about the positive impact of Christian stewardship. This workshop is appropriate for members of a stewardship committee, those responsible for education of children, and even parents. Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Nuts and Bolts of Stewardship

Targeting small and medium sized churches: Participants will get a broad based overview of the basics in budget making decisions as well as helping people understand and appreciate the importance of conference apportionments. Using a variety of biblically based methods and practices, church leaders will return to their local churches energized to give guidance to this critical area of the church. Continue Reading

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Stewardship: Process Based Stewardship Planning

This workshop offers congregations a creative and enjoyable process to 1) Set or clarify the church's vision, 2) Set ministry goals and priorities for the coming year, and, 3) select an approach to fund that ministry. Continue Reading