Register today for the Stewardship and Financial Health online course, taught by the Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving for the Center for Faith and Giving of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The course is jointly sponsored by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center and transformingthechurch.org.
Because transformative stewardship includes being responsible with our finances, the Stewardship and Financial Health course will provide a biblical foundation about personal finance. Students will learn ten economic principles for building the capacity for generosity. Topics include constructing a household budget, examining relationships with money, personal finance and family systems, and ways to lower anxiety about money.
Stewardship and Financial Health is part of the Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission online course series. More than just a one-time webinar, Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission courses provide in-depth exploration of topics over time with other students from a variety of faith communities. Each course takes place over a 4-6 week period. The course includes audiographic lessons, approximately 150 pages of reading, 3-5 assignments, and 2-3 live conference calls, depending on the course. CEU credits are available. Students enrolled in Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission courses learn principles and practices relating to stewardship and leadership through studying Scripture, exploring theological principles, developing holistic perspectives, critiquing culture, creating healthy relationships, and achieving financial health.
Rev. Bruce Barkhauer is Minister for Faith and Giving and Director of the Center for Faith and Giving of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Bruce brings a biblically-based understanding about stewardship combined with theological integrity and weds them to the current trends and best practices related to spirituality and money. In his workshops and writings, Bruce also talks about the multiple understandings about stewardship in the biblical witness as they touch the whole life of a person of faith. He is a graduate of Ohio University, Christian Theological Seminary, and did Doctor of Ministry studies at Ashland Theological Seminary. During his ministry he has served both the Regional and General Manifestations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by providing leadership in areas of stewardship and finance, personnel management, video production and direction, as a parliamentarian, and with matters of spiritual discernment. He has served as adjunct faculty for Lexington Theological Seminary and Claremont School of Theology as well as a Field Work Supervisor for Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
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The registration fee for Stewardship and Financial Health is just $49.95. Register today on the transformingthechurch.org website. You can begin your coursework immediately in preparation for the first conference call on February 13.