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Academy for Church Finance Zone II

October 14

Consisting of four sessions taken over two years, the Academy for Church Finance seeks to enhance the understanding and skills of laity for financial leadership in the local church so that laity and clergy work in partnership to grow healthy congregations.

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View session descriptions and tentative dates for each here:

Session One—A Theology of Stewardship and Personal Finance

Lesson Objectives: To be able to understand and articulate a theological and biblical understanding of effective stewardship and explore biblical and practical steps in personal finances for developing a culture of “generous living” within the local congregation.

Date: October 14, 2017

 

Session Two –Organizing for Effective Stewardship and Creating a Culture of Giving

Lesson Objectives: Develop skills for comprehensive year round stewardship in your congregation to increase giving for mission and ministry and learn best practices for creating a climate for generosity in the local church.

Date: March 24, 2018

 

Session Three— Best Practices for Church Finances and Using Vision and Mission Budgets

Lesson Objectives: Learn best practices for managing aspects of local church finances including alternative giving methods, best accounting practices, investment policies, reporting, budgeting, and the role of the finance team and learn how to align a congregation’s budget with the vision and mission

Date: October 20, 2018

 

Session Four— What We Can Learn from Community Fund Raisers and Planned Giving

Lesson Objectives:  Learn from non-church fund raisers the best practices around identifying the needs and donors, the various facets of fundraising, making the “ask” and donor life cycle, and Stewardship, thanking, and donor engagement.

Date: March 30, 2019

 

Watch this short video to learn more about the importance of financial leadership for churches:

Details

Date:
October 14

Organizer

Frank Robert, MAUMF Associate Director, Stewardship Education
Phone:
410-309-3475
Email:
FrankRobert.mafoundation@gmail.com

Venue

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2313 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803 United States
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