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Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity
May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Creating Cultures of Generosity
Have you ever wondered how to move your congregation from a culture of fundraising to one of long-term sustainability and stewardship? Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity, presented by the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and the Tuell Center, provides the framework for making this shift by:
- Exploring the significant and necessary steps to creating lasting cultural change within congregations
- Synthesizing research from the Center on Philanthropy
- Sharing practical experiences of applying concepts in congregational settings
Through presentation, small group and individual exercises, and a high degree of interaction, participants imagine and design their own plan for creating cultures of generosity in their congregations.
The training will be conducted by Dr. Bill Enright, Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, and trainers from the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Idaho Conferences.
In keeping with the Tuell Center’s approach to leadership development, your team will have the opportunity to be coached by in-house trainers as you implement the learnings.
Congregational Teams who take this seminar will:
- Understand the landscape of religious giving based on the latest research
- Appreciate the theological significance of generosity
- Identify their theological/religious tradition of generosity
- Understand the relationship between organizational accountability and generosity
- Understand and process the idea that congregational finances are an arena for pastoral care
- Analyze their current congregational culture
- Design a working plan to implement cultural change to move towards greater generosity
- Interact with fellow participants in a dynamic process of shared inquiry
This training is for lay/clergy teams only. Teams should be directly involved in congregation wide-decisions including stewardship chairs, financial secretaries, board of trustees, administrative board chairs, and lay leaders. The cost of attendance is $75 per team member.