Clergy and Money Workshop Series

Monday, March 12, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

You are invited to join us for a one day workshop series on Clergy and Money as we discuss the intersection of pastoral leadership and financial responsibilities.

Location: Wingate Hall Lower Auditorium (campus of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC)

Cost: Free; lunch will be provided


Money & Ministry: Preaching, Digital Giving, and Narrative Budgets

led by Rev. Adam J. Copeland, Director of Stewardship Leadership, Luther Seminary

This session will focus further on the on-the-ground challenges and opportunities for pastoral leadership related to money, budgeting, and finances. It will consider homiletical approaches to stewardship, how to implement (and keep up with) digital giving, and the benefits of narrative budgets and/or visual annual reports to inspire giving.

Adam Copeland, Luther SeminaryRev. Copeland directs the Center for Stewardship Leaders’ work and teaches at the Luther Seminary, including the popular course “Money and Mission of the Church.” 

Financial Well-Being and Healthy Boundaries

led by Dr. Jill Y. Crainshaw, Acting Dean, Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Questions of money, finances, and budgets can stir complex questions and even create quandaries for religious leaders and their communities. This workshop explores how personal and congregational money matters can be life-giving spiritual dimensions of leaders’ and communities’ lives instead of being only cause for worry, stress, and anxiety. The workshop will consider the spiritual and theological dimensions of financial well-being for faith communities and leaders and explore healthy responses to boundary challenges that arise related to personal and/or congregational finances.

This workshop is being taught by a certified Healthy Boundaries instructor and meets some denominations’ healthy boundaries or professional ethics continuing education requirements.

School of Divinity faculty member Jill CrainshawDr. Crainshaw is Acting Dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity and Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology. Additionally, Crainshaw is the faculty director of the Clergy Making A Place: Early Career Pastors as Generative Community Leaders program.

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