The theme for Stewardship University 2017 is "How Clergy and Lay Leaders Can Create Stronger Congregations" taking place on Friday, May 5, 2017, for clergy only, and Saturday, May 6, 2017, for both clergy & lay leaders. It will be held at The Parish of St. Clement's Parish Hall, with registration beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 3:00 PM both days.
Over the past few decades, the culture in which we live has become increasingly indifferent to religious expression. Religious leaders who garner public attention often preach a gospel of exclusion, rather than all souls being God’s children.
The result is that ministry in any form, for clergy and lay leaders alike, is exponentially more difficult than in years past.
In this program, we will address a wide variety of these issues, including:
This year's Stewardship University will be led by Michael Durall, who has authored numerous books on congregational organization, development and stewardship. He co-authored Making the Pledge Drive Obsolete with the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek, who led our previous Stewardship University events. His most recent book is Don't Wait Until the Pastor Leaves: Planning for Ministerial Transition Helps Ensure that One Successful Minister Follows Another.
Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to sign up as teams to strengthen their stewardship programs. Participants will gain a common understanding of stewardship possibilities and reap the benefits all year long!
Cost for the workshop is $25 per person and includes refreshments and lunch. Although airfare will be covered for neighbor island clergy and one (1) lay leader from each church (approved by the clergy or priest-in-charge) all churches are encouraged to send multiple lay leaders to help spark positive change in your churches together!
To register, click on the "Register Now!" link below.
Deadline to register is Friday, April 28, or when the maximum number of attendees has been reached.