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e-Newsletter - Volume 6, Number 11
BB-05 - Stewardship and Financial Health by Bruce Barkhauer
by Bill Anderton

The purpose of this course is to explore the conditions that make for financial health in both congregational and personal life.  There are issues related to leadership, attitudes, approach, policy, and process that are consistent among congregations that see success in gathering resources for mission and ministry.  Likewise, there are issues related to attitudes, approach and practice that lead to personal contentment and lowered anxiety about money in the household.  Participants will examine these topics, be pressed to evaluate their own congregational and personal practices around money with the expectation that such an exercise will provide tools for growth, generosity, and an abundant life.

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This is a four-week online course. Materials and instruction will be delivered in four ways: On-line instruction; Independent reading of books and provided articles; Conference call discussions, On-line bulletin board discussion.  The course is designed is primarily asymmetrical, giving the participant time to view the on-line instruction and complete the reading as it fits into their own life patterns.  There are three scheduled conference calls that are provided to allow for in-depth discussion, follow up questions, and opportunities for mutual learning and support.

Course Instructor

This course is taught by Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Director of The Center for Faith and Giving, a ministry of the Office of General Ministry and President (OGMP) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Center for Faith and Giving exists to create a culture of generosity across the life of the whole church. Its mission is to encourage and promote the understanding of stewardship as a faith discipline and life practice in response to a generous God.


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