Online courses to increase your understanding of Christian stewardship
*What is a steward leader?
As Christians, our discipleship includes being good stewards, wisely using God’s gifts of time, talent, and treasure as witnesses of the gospel. For those called to be leaders, good stewardship includes fulfilling the tasks of leadership in faithful and skillful ways related to stewardship ministry in the congregation and beyond. Steward leaders can be ministers, deacons, or lay persons.
*What will I learn in Steward Leaders Engaging God's Mission courses?
You will explore perspectives, practices, and skills of a steward leader engaged in God’s mission. Topics include biblical and theological principles, holistic perspectives, understanding the role of relationships, critiquing culture, and embracing financial health. Developing higher levels of competencies in these areas is part of a steward leader’s journey.
*What is the time commitment?
More than just a one-time webinar, Steward Leaders Engaging God’s Mission classes provide in-depth exploration of topics over time with other students from a variety of faith communities. Each class takes place over a 4-6 week period. Students will complete approximately 150 pages of reading, 3-5 assignments, and participate in 2-3 live conference calls, depending on the class.
*Do I have to take all the classes?
No. You may take the classes in any combination.
*Can I receive CEU credit?
Yes, if you successfully participate in all sessions and complete all assignments. Most courses are eligible for .7 CEU credit. CEUs are granted by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership at Bethany Theological Seminary.
*What is the course fee?
Each course costs just $49.99.
*Are there any other costs?
There is an additional $15.00 fee for each CEU certificate. Students may incur additional expenses related to required reading and assignments.
*When are the courses offered?
See the Steward Leaders Engaging God's Mission Course Information Page.
*Where do I register?
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center partners with Transformingthechurch.org who provides the online platform for the course, including registration. Access transformingthechurch.org here to view their course catalog, including Steward Leaders Engaging God's Mission Courses.
*What happens after I register?
You will receive a registration confirmation and further instructions directly from Transformingthechurch.org via e-mail.
*What are the courses and who are the instructors?
Visit the Steward Leaders Engaging God's Mission Course Information Page.