Holy Currencies: Stewardship365
Stewardship365 is an on-line curriculum that empowers local congregations to expand their vision of stewardship beyond money to include the currencies of relationship, truth, wellness, gracious leadership, time and place. Through this process, they will create a year-around stewardship movement enabling the congregation to shift from maintenance to mission, from scarcity to abundance and from fear to grace.
Overview of the course:
1. The church team begins the course by participating in an in-person Orientation. (4-6 hours). Each team will be assigned a KI Coach.
2. The church team then signs onto six 2-hour webinars over the next 2-6 month period covering the six holy currencies.
3. In between webinars, each church team completes homework assignments in order to deepen the understanding of each currency. (For longer duration of the course -6 months- church teams are to implement 5 congregation engagement processes concurrent to the webinars.)
4. The regional congregation teams create an action plan incorporating learning, processes, tools, and congregation engagements for the coming months or year. Each team will receive feedback from their coach before launching their Stewardship365 program.
Tuition: Participating congregations are asked to give a GracEconomics donation between $1000 and $3,000 per congregation team of 5 members.
Cost of additional course material is $30 per person if provided by KI. Training materials and worksheets will be available electronically at no additional cost. The Holy Currencies book is available through the Kaleidoscope Institute site or through Chalice Press.
Ways to get a Stewardship365 Orientation Training in your area:
Complete the form on the KI website to express your interest in participating in the on-line Stewardship365 course and we will get back to you to explore how we can make it happen (scroll down for form link).
Recruit 15-25 participants, contact the KI office and we will provide a Stewardship365 coach/trainer to conduct an Orientation in your area.
Recruit at least 5 churches in your area that want to participate in the on-line Stewardship365 course. Then contact the KI office and we will send a coach/trainer to provide the training.
Contact the KI Regional Director nearest your location inquire about a Stewardship365 Orientation Training opportunity scheduled in your area.
Wisconsin-Minnesota-Illinois region – The Rev. Mark Thompson: email@example.com
Ohio-Indiana-Michigan region – Linda Young: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Region: The Rev. Jake Pomeroy: email@example.com
East-Coast Region: The Rev. Bill Cruse: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Region: Jeannie Johnson: email@example.com
Upcoming Opportunity to learn more about the full Stewardship365 program.
July 17-18, 2017
Kaleidoscope Summer Institute: Stewardshp365 Orientation
Location: St. Paul’s Cathedral Center, 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles
This is a 2-day intensive course where participants will learn to facilitate the Orientation back home to prepare their congregation team to participate in the upcoming on-line course starting in September.
Register at: http://www.kscopeinstitute.org/summer-institute/
The next cycle of Stewardship365 Webinars scheduled for fall 2017:
(Note: This is an intensive cycle in which your church team will do limited homework in between webinars and will use what they learned to expand their fall stewardship drive AND to design their Stewardship365 program for 2018.)
September 12, 2017 - Currency of Gracious Leadership
September 19, 2017 - Currency of Time and Place
September 26, 2017 - Currency of Relationship
October 3, 2017 - Currency of Truth
October 10, 2017 - Currency of Wellness
October 17, 2017 - Currency of Money
If your church wants to participate in this cycle, please contact us to schedule an in-person orientation training session as soon as possible. We prefer, if possible, to have 5 congregation teams in the same geographical area for each orientation training. Or come to our Summer Institute in Los Angeles to learn how to do the orientation yourself.
For more information including an outline and a full course description, click below for a pdf file: