The Seven Money Types with Tommy Brown
A workshop series to help you discover how God wired you to handle money.
About the Facilitator and Series
You’re invited to join Tommy Brown (MDiv ’15) for a series of workshops held at the School of Divinity based on his upcoming book, The Seven Money Types (Zondervan, 2017). True financial well-being involves more than getting out of debt and accumulating wealth. It’s about discovering how you’re wired by God, and how that wiring influences the way you think about, feel toward, and handle money. In The Seven Money Types, Brown will lead you on a journey of personal discovery as he reveals the seven money types found in Scripture, helps you identify the type that best fits you by means of a user-friendly assessment, and coaches you on understanding, affirming, developing, and enjoying your unique approach to money.
Brown is an ordained minister, writer, and speaker. He served in leadership at two churches from 2001-2014, leading congregations into financial wellbeing and a holistic approach to integrating faith and finances. Brown has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Masters degrees in Divinity and Management. Now, he works alongside an award-winning team of storytellers at Wake Forest University, performing strategic planning and project development for initiatives that fund the university’s $1,000,000,000 capital campaign. He has a heart for seeing churches, students, and people of faith form connections between faith and finances. He is a featured contributor on faith and finances for the My Big Jesus blog, which has a monthly readership base that exceeds 90,000.
All workshops are held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Wingate Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University. Lunch will be provided.
Friday, January 20: “Your Money Type and Its Shadow Side”
Each money type has a shadow side, and this shadow side creates internal tension related to money, financial habits that we wish we could break, as well as relational financial friction with others. Discover practical steps you can take to gain awareness as to when your money type’s shadow side is influencing your relationship to finances, and how to resolve financial tension with others.
Location: Wingate Hall, Lower Auditorium; add to your calendar »
Friday, February 17: “Fundraising: The Seven Streams of Generosity”
Henri Nouwen said that he’d never ask a person for money in a way that was not good for their soul. In this session, we’ll deal with the very practical financial necessities that you’ll likely face as a leader in a non-profit space, and discover the role that understanding money types plays in helping you raise necessary funds in a way that’s not manipulative, but rather life-giving. We’ll explore The Seven Streams of Generosity.
Location: Wingate Hall 302; add to your calendar »
Wednesday, March 29: “Towards a Beautiful Future”
In this final session, we’ll consider the roles that the seven money types and their shadow sides play in our experience of financial well-being, considering how the ways we relate to finances have implications for building a more just and beautiful community. We’ll move beyond prosperity and scarcity doctrines toward a more holistic understanding of how a proper interior posture toward finances impacts our experience of life and ministry.
Location: Wingate Hall 301A; add to your calendar »