by Sandy Lindahl
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Because transformative stewardship includes caring for our personal relationships, the Relational Stewardship course will provide Christian models and practices for healthy relationships of various kinds and their positive outcomes for individuals, congregations and communities. Students will consider a broad range of personal relationships ranging from God and self, family and friends, workplace and worship-place connections, and communal relationships that can bring new purpose and energy to congregations. Topics in the Relational Stewardship course include racial tensions in communities, economic and class divisions, generational perspectives, emotional connections and trust, personal well-being, and more.
The price of the course makes it available to individual people or groups of clergy, lay leaders, and congregants of churches in small study groups.
We have endeavored to make this course as RELEVANT and as ACCESSIBLE to as many people as possible. Our goal is foster a broad understanding of relational stewardship.
We offer this course to the Church and Her Servants with hopes that you can participate. Group discounts are also available for study groups of three or more.
The course is composed of four online audio-graphic lectures delivered as high-quality video-on-demand lectures PLUS two one-hour live conference calls.
This course is designed for both individuals and small groups who wish to learn more about the importance of healthy relationships in generous stewardship. The course makes an excellent small-group study or a church-wide study.
This a distance-learning course that can be completed online without the need for travel; either across town or to another city. The course can be taken from home, office or even a coffee shop. All you need is a web browser and a broadband Internet connection. The course can be successfully used by people with only the most basic of computer skills.
We're happy to announce that “Relational Stewardship” students can earn 0.5 continuing-education-unit credits (CEUs) for their participation in this course. CEUs will be administered by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. The Academy facilitates CEUs for the Church of the Brethren and other organizations.
Access this course from anywhere; at home, at the office or when out on the run. You can access our course videos 24x7 from anywhere you choose; you can in complete control. We fully support desktop devices as well as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The responsive design of all of our web pages and video players will automatically size our materials and rearrange page regions to best fit the particular device you choose to use. Included in this support is our Adaptive Streaming technology that will automatically and dynamically adjust our streaming speed to best fit your particular broadband connection. Go as slow as a 3G wireless connections or as fast as fiber-to-the-home connections allow. Rest assured that for any type of device or connection speed you elect to use, we will support it to the best possible quality the device allows.
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Ms. Sandy Lindahl is authorized as a Commissioned Minister for Holistic Stewardship by the United Church of Christ. The Principal of Lindahl Consultants, Sandy guides church and non-profit leaders through capital campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, endowment, and major gifts initiatives. She is an inspirational coach, successful fundraiser and a popular speaker and author on fundraising and spiritual connections with money and possessions.
Sandy has worked with lay and ministerial leaders in various faith traditions and several countries including the US, Canada, Ghana, and Germany. Her previous employers include the College of Wooster, The Ohio State University, The Trust for Public Land, Ackley Consulting Group, United Church Funds, and the United Church of Christ.
A lifelong church member and leader, Sandy is a founding member at Amistad Chapel UCC in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a BA in English and Economics from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, completed courses at Andover Newton Theological School and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Brought to you by Ecumenical Stewardship Center and TransformingTheChurch.org, “SL-01 - Relational Stewardship” is the second in a series titled "Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission" consisting of a total of six courses. Students enrolled in the series 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.
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.
TransformingTheChurch.org is a state-of-the-art online resource that provides high-quality distance education for churches and congregations; both clergy and laity. For additional information about TransformingTheChurch.org, see: https://www.transformingthechurch.org/who-we-are