by Bruce Barkhauer
Because transformative stewardship includes being responsible with our finances, the Stewardship and Financial Health course will provide a biblical foundation about personal finance. Students will learn ten economic principles for building the capacity for generosity. Topics include constructing a household budget, examining relationships with money, personal finance and family systems, and ways to lower anxiety about money.
“Stewardship and Financial Heath” is the sixth in the Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission online course series that will be offered by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center and TransformingTheChurch.org. Students enrolled in Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission courses will learn principles and practices relating to stewardship and leadership through studying Scripture, exploring holistic perspectives, critiquing culture, developing healthy relationships, and achieving financial health.
Rev. Bruce A. Barkhauer is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For twenty-five years, he has led congregations in Ohio and Indiana in achieving high levels of financial support for local and global missions, and he now shares his experience across the life of the whole church. Rev. Barkhauer is a graduate of Ohio University, Christian Theological Seminary and did Doctor of Ministry studies at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Ecumenical Stewardship Center Individual and Congregational Partners receive registration discounts for online courses. For more information on the individual partnership, visit the ESC website at https://stewardshipresources.org/content/individual-partnership, and for the congregational partnership, visit the ESC website at https://stewardshipresources.org/congregational-partnership.
As a Network for Growing Stewards, the Ecumenical Stewardship Center provides resources that encourage the development of generous giving and faithful stewardship as transformational spiritual practices for faith communities and their leaders. Twenty denominations and several stewardship-related organizations in the US and Canada are partners in ESC's mission and ministry. You can find them on the ESC website at www.stewardshipresources.org.