UILX1201F24

$100.00 CAD

Team Based
Gather a team of three or more leaders from your Community of Faith, and join us for this 5-week intensive course that could transform discipleship, generosity and spiritual growth in your congregation. This is a Pay-What-You-Can course.
This item includes:
10 Live hours
10 On-your-own hours
5 Live sessions

Stewardship Best Practices Fall 2024

October 21 - November 21, 2024

English ‎(en)‎
Team Based
UILX1201F24

$100.00 CAD

Team Based
Gather a team of three or more leaders from your Community of Faith, and join us for this 5-week intensive course that could transform discipleship, generosity and spiritual growth in your congregation. This is a Pay-What-You-Can course.
This item includes:
10 Live hours
10 On-your-own hours
5 Live sessions


Dive deeply into the spiritual practice of stewardship.

Good stewardship is never about guilt or coercion or simply meeting the budget. Good stewardship is about discipleship, generosity, and spiritual growth.

Things go better when we are proactive, responding and planning, rather than reacting and panicking. Having an Annual Stewardship Plan enables you to know when and how will you put the stewardship best practices of Inspire, Invite & Thank into action as you help grow generous disciples.

Please read the following carefully to avoid scheduling problems for your team.


How does it work?

Phase 1: Learning and Planning
  • Gather your Learning Team of three people, plus the minister or key lay leader if you don’t have a minister.
  • Register for the course on CHURCHx.
  • FIVE weeks. Attend the 2-hour ZOOM session each week. The first hour is learning and content. The second hour is discussion and application in order for you to set goals, create an annual stewardship plan, and get energized!
  • Assignments to be completed by week 5 will be given on week 1.
  • After completing the five weeks, the assignments and the Learning Evaluation form, you will receive a customized Stewardship Best Practices Report for your Community of Faith. You will also schedule the first Coaching session with your coach.
Phase 2: Individual on-line Coaching for your Community of Faith
  • The first on-line Coaching session is to set your goals and finalize your Annual Stewardship Plan for your next steps on the stewardship journey.
  • A minimum of three more coaching sessions will be scheduled, one every 3-months, for ongoing support, accountability, and planning, as you implement your Annual Stewardship Plan.
  • Celebrate your success!


What’s in it for communities of faith?

PHASE 1, the online learning and discussions, along with the practical assignments that follow will help you

  • reflect on giving and generosity as part of your faith
  • gather and interpret some of the giving data from your Community of Faith
  • create an Annual Stewardship Plan for your Community of Faith

PHASE 2, Individual Coaching for 9 months will help you

  • set your goals and finalize your Annual Stewardship Plan for your next steps on the stewardship journey.
  • feel support and accountability, as you implement your Annual Stewardship Plan.
  • Celebrate your success!

AND you will receive a 15 percent discount on all stewardship resources from the United Church Bookstore. A promo code will be given to you at the online session


Dates/Times

Your team may register for any group, but they must all register for the same group. We recommend registering for the group for your region.

 

Group 1 Canadian Shield, Shining Waters Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm October 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18.

Group 2 First Dawn Eastern Edge, Bermuda-Nova Scotia, Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters, Nakonaka, East Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario Outauais Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 pm October 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19.

Group 3 Western Ontario Waterways, Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls Wednesdays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm October 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20.

Group 4 Prairie to Pine, Living Skies, Northern Spirit, Chinook WInds, Pacific Mountain Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 pm October 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21.



Cost: 

Invitation to participate in "Grace Economics"

The expected tuition fee for a course of this complexity would be $100 per congregation. However, we understand that congregations vary enormously in their ability to contribute to the costs. Therefore we invite you to choose a tuition fee that fits the means of your own Community of Faith -- anywhere from $0 - $200 for this course.


Note that ONE PERSON ONLY from each congregation should use this registration form to sign up. When you’ve registered you’ll receive an email with a direct link to the course, which should be shared with all other members of your team. If other members of your team use the link in the email, you won’t be charged an additional tuition fee.