January 28th and March 10th, 2012
Irvine Presbyterian Church
Nurturing Generous Giving During Changing Times
“We’re worthy; give to us” doesn’t work anymore . . .
So what do you do now?
WHAT: Be one of 12 teams to participate in a two-day seminar with Bill Enright, the Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving (Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University) and a Director of the Lilly Endowment. The goal is to think beyond fundraising and annual stewardship campaigns to nurture cultures of generosity in Los Ranchos congregations. Teams will be made up of the pastor, a member of the team responsible for stewardship development, the elder on session most responsible for stewardship development, and a lay leader with an entrepreneurial mindset.
TIMES: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm both days.
COST: Best DEAL ever! Only $175 per team of four for two days and lunch.
Testimonies from the 2011 consultation with Bill Enright:
“Without a doubt, this is the best stewardship presentation I have ever attended as a pastor.” Ken Kalina, First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim
“Bill transformed my thinking on what the role of a pastor is in encouraging giving. It is about building relationships with people, hearing their stories, and listening to their hearts. The pastor’s role is to teach about money from a theologically informed and biblically convicted foundation.” Scott Bullock, Pastor, Irvine Presbyterian Church
“I came because only one other person on our Session was willing to come, and even though I have a broken leg, and it is difficult to get around, I am so very glad I did. I learned sooo much and had many questions answered. This information will be vital to our congregation as we move forward with forming a Stewardship Committee. ” Martha Carrier, Irvine Presbyterian Church.
“I appreciated learning so much from Bill, especially about the importance of building and sustaining relationships and celebrating successes in our church family as a key to financial success.” Linda Clinard, Irvine Presbyterian Church
“What an eye-opening, challenging, motivating seminar. It was a real privilege to sit at this speaker’s feet!” Diane Woollett, Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Orange
Topics to be Addressed at the 2012 Generous Giving Forum
- What is the role of the pastor, the session, and the stewardship team in the care and feeding of donors?
- What is the difference between “talking about money” and “teaching about money”? How and when do you ask for money?
- How do “when the need came we stepped up” stories help or hurt your stewardship efforts?
- Should small churches approach giving differently than large churches?
- How is giving a discipleship issue?
- How do you help disciples enter more fully as partners in God’s generosity to all of us?
- What is the church’s place in America philanthropy?
- Is there a place for donor segmentation (identification and nurture of donors) in Christian financial giving?
- What are the fundamentals your congregation should have in place for planned giving?
- What should your leadership know about the different types of planned giving?
William G. Enright, Ph.D., is executive director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and former senior pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Cal.; and McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and two D.D. (honorary) degrees from Hanover College and Dubuque Theological Seminary. He is co-founder of the Celebration of Hope, a program for racial reconciliation and has authored several books.