Crucible Class 4 Event 5
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:30am to Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

Church Business Seminar: The business aspects of ministry often get overlooked or pushed aside. When cared for with excellence, however, they can be vital tools for fruitfulness. The Business Seminar, therefore, will give careful attention to the practical matters of strategic planning, human resources, finance, social media and stewardship.

Revs. Randy Shrauner, Executive Minister at Church of the Servant (Oklahoma City), George Cooper, Executive Director of Council of Development (West Ohio) and Dan Metzger, Senior Pastor of Lewis Center UMC, will provide a rich time of learning around the business aspects of ministry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What time does the event begin?
    We will gather for lunch at noon. Please plan to arrive for this group meal.

  • What is the dress?
    The attire is casual. The grounds are lovely, so walking/running shoes are recommended for free-time.

  • Do I need to bring bedding/towels?
    No, all linens are provided. Please, however, bring toiletries.

  • Is Maria Stein air-conditioned?

  • Is there internet?
    Yes (in the primary meeting room only)

  • Is there cell phone reception?
    Yes, however, it's sporadic.

  • What time does the event conclude?
    Lunch is provided, so please plan your departure after the group meal.


10:30Event Check-in begins
12:00 pmLunch
12:45  Worship
1:15Session 1 - Strategic Planning  (Rev. Randy Shrauner)
3:30  Break
3:45 Session 2 - Being Followable:  Using Social Media in Ministry (Rev. Dan Metzger)
5:30 Dinner
7:00  Evening Worship
Optional Q&A with Randy Shrauner
8:00 amMorning Prayer  
8:30  Breakfast
9:00Session 3 - Human Resources (Rev. Randy Shrauner)
12:00 pmLunch
1:00Session 4 - Finance Part 1 (Rev. Randy Shrauner)
3:30Session 5 - Finance Part 2 (Rev. Randy Shrauner)
6:30Session 6 - Organizational Structure (Rev. Randy Shrauner)
8:30Evening Worship
8:00 amMorning Prayer
8:30  Breakfast
9:00Session 7 - Growing Generous Givers (Rev. George Cooper)
11:45Closing Prayer
12:00 pmLunch / Depart


Location Name: 
Spiritual Center of Maria Stein
Susan Thomas
Participants: $395 / Cohort & Provisional Members: $0
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