Good News! Registration is open for the next opportunity for your church's stewardship team to participate in a Stewardship 201 workshop!
The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 16 in West Chester at Faith Community United Methodist Church. Attached is a flyer for this event. Register online at www.westohioumc.org, click on Register for Events. Cost includes lunch, refreshments, workshop and course materials and is $5.00* per person
"Stewardship 201: Next Steps for Growing Generous Givers" provides a proactive approach to teaching Christian Stewardship that is biblically based and holistic.
The West Ohio Conference and its district offices have partnered to provide church leaders with a hands-on workshop designed to equip church stewardship team with the tools needed to grow a congregation of generous givers.
Each workshop is led by Rev. George Cooper, Executive Director of the Council on Development for the West Ohio Conference. Rev. Cooper has shared Stewardship 101 across the conference to hundreds of church teams and has now developed the next steps with Stewardship 201.
Joining him at each workshop will be key regional church and conference leaders as presenters and guides for small group dialogue.
Read what other church leaders have said about the stewardship training Rev. Cooper has provided to their stewardship teams:
"... our church has moved significantly from 'giving to the church' to a 'culture of generosity'. We are learning that we can operate out of an attitude of blessing, with a joy in sharing with gratitude." Dr. Tom Mellot, pastor, First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green
"For many years we used the same model of Stewardship campaign. You broadened our understanding that stewardship should be emphasized year around." Larry Webb, Chair, Stewardship Committee, Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima
Stewardship 201 is particularly designed for collaborative participation by local church stewardship teams. If you don't have a stewardship team, send a group of core church leaders. (Stewardship 101 is not a requirement to attend 201.)
Are you ready for the next step? Attend this workshop with your church team and receive these takeaways:
- Learn how personal theology relates to personal generosity
- Initiate steps to implementing a Church Generosity Audit
- Get updated on charitable giving in the current economy
- Take back a toolbox of plans, appeals, reports, communications ideas
- Learn how to motivate significant donors
- Develop your own customized stewardship plan
Contact your district office or the dkrick [at] wocumc.org (Council on Development) to schedule a workshop in your district.
*This cost is being underwritten by the West Ohio Conference, Council on Development, in order to encourage as much participation as possible by church teams.