Remember these phones?
Today, most are consigned to flea markets, antique shops, and attics.
So, why are we still employing the same church fundraising methods
as when we used these phones?
The Kansas-Oklahoma Conference UCC, Fellowship Congregational UCC, Phillips Theological Seminary, and the Christian Church in Oklahoma, in partnership with the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, invite a team from your congregation to participate in a seminar that could change the way your church approaches giving and generosity.
Cultivating Generous Congregations
How do you inspire generosity?
February 8 & 9, 2019
Fellowship Congregational United Church of Christ
2900 South Harvard, Tulsa, OK
Cultivating Generous Congregations is a two-day interactive seminar demonstrating how pastors and ministry leaders can unearth and energize congregational generosity by exploring the significant and necessary steps to create lasting cultural change within a congregation.
The course is intended for those who:
- Believe in their congregation’s capacity for greater generosity
- Have a desire to become more comfortable talking about money
- Are willing to redefine giving in your congregation
- Understand giving to include service, social networks, and sharing of ideas and professional expertise
UCC Congregations in Kansas and Oklahoma are encouraged to send a team of 3-4 individuals, including pastoral staff, to the seminar. The cost per person is $45, which covers the seminar workbook, and breakfast and lunch for both days.
Registration closes Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving: To be announced
UCC Office of Marketing & Philanthropy: Rev. Andrew DeBraber, Major Gift Officer
Rev. Andy DeBraber believes that when people give us their money, they are giving us their hearts: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Jesus in Matthew 6:21). He also believes people are generous and want to invest in making a difference in the world. These principles have guided Andy as a local church pastor, community organizer, nonprofit executive director, and now as a Major Gift Officer for the United Church of Christ. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, daughter, son, four chickens, and a gecko. In his free time, Andy enjoys kayaking, reading, playing racquetball, and testing himself with triathlons – all fueled by dark coffee and dark beer. He also believes the local church is more important now than ever.
|Friday, Feb. 8||Saturday, Feb. 9|
|10:00 am||Attendee check in||8:30 am||Continental Breakfast|
|10:30 am||Seminar begins||9:00 am||Seminar resumes|
|12:30-1:00 pm||Lunch||12:00-1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm||Seminar resumes (includes a break)||1:00 pm||Seminar resumes (includes a break)|
|5:30 pm||Dismiss – Supper on your own||4:00 pm||Dismiss|
For More Information:
Bobbie Henderson, Moderator, Fellowship Congregational UCC