The State of Stewardship • November 2023 (Online Workshop)
The giving landscape is constantly growing and changing. Over the last ten years, the number of charitable organizations seeking funding has grown significantly, making storytelling and how we talk about money in the church more important than ever. Join us as Ken Sloane shows us what we can learn from 2022 giving data, what giving has looked like in the past, and how we need to shift our thinking about charitable giving in the future.
When is the workshop? Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at 11:00 am CT on Zoom
What is the cost? This workshop is 100% FREE
Can I earn CEU credit? Yes! You can earn .1 CEU credit by attending this event.
How long is the workshop? The workshop lasts for one hour
Who are the speakers? Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, UMC Discipleship Ministries Director of Stewardship and Generosity; Terri Turner, Foundation Executive Director
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Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, UMC Discipleship Ministries Director of Stewardship and Generosity
The Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane is the UMC’s Director of Stewardship & Generosity housed at Discipleship Ministries (GBOD) in Nashville, TN. He is a clergy member of the Greater New Jersey Conference, where he served 20+ years in local church ministry (including a successful new church start) and 5 years as the Director of Connectional Ministries). In 2006 he was appointed to serve as Director of Communications Ministry at United Methodist Communications and traveled extensively across the denomination doing presentations on how to interpret connectional giving to our local churches. He moved into his Stewardship role on October 1, 2011. He is the author of the 2017-20 Local Church Guidelines for Stewardship (Cokesbury), and a collaborator on the 2017-20 Guidelines for Finance and the Lay Servant Advanced Course, Connectional Living, Connectional Giving, Most recently he has written the content for an inter-agency collaboration, The Generous Church Leadership Course. Ken lives in Nashville with his wife Bridget; they have four grown children.
Terri Turner, Foundation Executive Director
Terri Turner has been the Executive Director of the Foundation since 1991, currently overseeing over $114 million in assets for churches. A graduate of Florida State University, Terri spent 13 years in the investment brokerage business and finds her expertise as a financial consultant very helpful in counseling with church members and churches. Responsibilities with the Foundation include overseeing the administration and investment management of permanent gifts and church funds as well as developing programs throughout the conference to encourage good stewardship of God’s gifts. Terri is an active member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Foundations where she has served as President and is active nationally in Foundation work as a member of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations. Terri and her family are members of FUMC in Dothan, AL.
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