Holy Currencies: Stewardship 365

On-Line Course

Course Outline:

Regional Orientation:  (4-6 hours)

1.     Gain an Overview of Holy Currencies/Cycle of Blessings as the foundation for year-round stewardship.

2.    Covenant to participate fully in the curriculum

3.     Learn technology to participate effectively in webinars.

Webinar I:  Currency of Gracious Leadership

               Congregation Engagement I: Creating a Holy Currency Narrative Budget

Webinar II: Currency of Time and Place

               Congregation Engagement II: Blessings Places of Ministries

Webinar III:  Currency of Relationship

               Congregation Engagement III: Mapping the Internal and External Networks of the Church

Webinar IV:  Currency of Truth

               Congregation Engagement IV:  Exploring the History of Stewardship of the Church

Webinar V:  Currency of Wellness

               Congregation Engagement V:  Looking for Signs of Wellness and Un-wellness

Webinar VI:  Currency of Money

Regional Stewardship Launch: (4-6 hours)

1.     Share achievements during the course.

2.     Share stewardship plan for the coming year

3.     Create an accountable system to support each other’s stewardship movements.

4.     Celebrate.

 

Course Description:


Regional Orientation -

Gathering of congregation leaders who are exploring taking the Holy Currency Stewardship Program to their congregations.

Objectives:

-        Gain an overview of the Holy Currencies/Cycle of Blessings model and how they form the bases for a year-round stewardship movement in local churches.

-        Experience 3 essential activities that demonstrate the foundation of this stewardship movement.

-        Learn basic gracious leadership skills so that they can facilitate the local church gatherings (homework) that are required for completion of the course.

-        Gain a full understanding of the commitment required to complete the course and if possible, make the commitment by signing a covenant.

Process:

1.     Welcome and Introductions

2.     Overview of Holy Currencies/Cycle of Blessings approach to stewardship

3.     Activity One:  From Money to Blessings

4.     Activity Two:  Do More with Less

5.     Activity Three:  Human Sculptures – Internal and External Networks

6.     Overview of commitments.

 

Webinar One:  Currency of Gracious Leadership

Process:

1.     Video or life:  Currency of Gracious Leadership – What is stewardship of leadership? Why is it important to have and develop this currency?  How to develop this currency – internal and external? Learn how to write a gracious invitation.

2.     Inventories of Currency of Gracious Leadership.

3.     Discussion: What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of gracious leadership?  What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of external gracious leadership?

4.     Pledge Card for Currency of gracious leadership and how to present them to your congregation.

5.     Resources:  Preaching on currency of gracious leadership.  Teaching on the currency of gracious leadership for Sunday school and/or special stewardship class.  Bible Study for Currency of Gracious Leadership.  Readings.

Congregation Activity One:  Narrative church budget to include holy currency exchanges

 

Webinar Two – Currency of Time and Place

Process:

1.     Video or life:  Currency of Time and Place – What is stewardship of time and place? Why is it important to have and develop these currencies?  How to develop this currency – internal and external?

2.     Inventories of Currency of Time and Place.

3.     Discussion: What are the strength and struggles of your church’s internal use of time and place?  What are the strength and struggles of your church’s external use of time and place?

4.     Pledge Card for Currency of Time and Place and how to present them to your congregation.

5.     Resources:  Preaching on currency of Time and Place.  Teaching on the currency of time and place for Sunday school and/or special stewardship class.  Bible Study for Currency of Time and Place.  Readings.

Congregation Activity Two:  Blessings of the places of ministries

 

Webinar Three – Currency of Relationship

Process:

1.     Video or life:  Currency of Relationship – What is stewardship of relationship? Why is it important to have and develop this currency?  How to develop this currency – internal and external?

2.     Inventories of Currency of Relationship.

3.     Discussion: What are the strength and struggles of your church’s internal relationship network?  What are the strength and struggles of your church’s external network?

4.     Pledge Card for Currency of Relationship and how to present them to your congregation.

5.     Resources:  Preaching on currency of Relationship.  Teaching on the currency of relationship for Sunday school and/or special stewardship class.  Bible Study for Currency of Relationship.  Readings.

Congregation Activity Three: Mapping of internal and external relationship networks

 

Webinar Four – Currency of Truth

Process:

1.     Video or life:  Currency of Truth – What is stewardship of truth? Why is it important to have and develop this currency?  How to develop this currency – internal and external?

2.     Inventories of Currency of Truth.

3.     Discussion: What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of internal truth?  What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of external truth

4.     Pledge Card for Currency of truth and how to present them to your congregation.

5.     Resources:  Preaching on currency of Truth.  Teaching on the currency of truth for Sunday school and/or special stewardship class.  Bible Study for Currency of Truth.  Readings.

Congregation Activity Four:  Exploring the history of stewardship of your church

 

Webinar Five:  Currency of Wellness

Process:

1.     Video or life:  Currency of Wellness – What is stewardship of wellness? Why is it important to have and develop this currency?  How to develop this currency – internal and external?

2.     Inventories of Currency of Wellness.

3.     Discussion: What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of wellness?  What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of external wellness?

4.     Pledge Card for Currency of Wellness and how to present them to your congregation.

5.     Resources:  Preaching on currency of Wellness.  Teaching on the currency of wellness for Sunday school and/or special stewardship class.  Bible Study for Currency of Wellness.  Readings.

Congregation Activity Five:  Wellness and un-wellness walk-about

 

Webinar Six:  Currency of Money

Process:

1.     Video or life:  Currency of Money – What is stewardship of money? Why is it important to have and develop this currency?  How to develop this currency – internal and external?

2.     Inventories of Currency of Money.

3.     Discussion: What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of internal money?  What are the strength and struggles of your church’s currency of external money?

4.     Pledge Card for Currency of money and how to present them to your congregation.

5.     Resources:  Preaching on currency of money.  Teaching on the currency of money for Sunday school and/or special stewardship class.  Bible Study for Currency of money.  Readings.

Congregation Activity Six:  Create a year stewardship program for your church

 

Regional Graduation

In-person gathering of congregation teams that had completed the course to share learning and celebrate.

Objectives:

-        Share key learning and accomplishment from participating in the course.

-        Each team presents their year-round stewardship plan.

-        Create an accountable plan to support the implementation of the holy currency stewardship movement.

-        Worship and celebrate together.

-        Evaluation of the course.

 

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