Stewards By Design 2017 Conference
Dates: Thursday, November 9 (5 pm) to Sunday, November 12
(1 pm), 2017
Keynote Speaker: Kennon Callahan
Location: YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON
Applications due: February 6, 2017
Cost: $2,000 per congregation. This covers participation of 4 participants: the minister and three key visionary leaders from the congregation. It covers transportation, accommodation, meals and registration costs. If needed, congregations can apply for up to $400 from a grant. Presbyteries may also have funds that can facilitate participation; check with your presbytery.
Stewards by Design is a conference designed to help congregations discover how to nurture generous giving and expand their ministry. Participants explore how stewardship is not just a financial matter, but is a spiritual matter concerned with all aspects of life. The team will begin to develop a plan designed for their unique congregation as they learn how to:
- Encourage people to invest more generously in the mission to which God calls us
- Move from budget driven to mission driven congregation
- Move beyond a survival mentality that focuses on conserving, holding, protecting and preserving and discover ways to nurture faithful giving and abundant living
- Unlock the twelve keys to an effective church
- Make generous giving an ongoing, joyful congregational experience.