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Funding 21st Century

 

 

 

 

Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2011,
    -- or --
  • Thursday, February 10, 2011,
    (repeat of content from Tuesday)

 

**  View the Recording (1:22:49)

CEUs: No Longer AvailableMark Vincent

Synopsis: Funding plays an important role in birthing new churches and developing a church planting movement. The purpose of financial support is to assist in the creation of vital new churches that dynamically express and share God’s love. The challenge is to apply resources to the right places at the right time and understand funding as part of a larger system. Addressing financial stewardship and planning for new churches, this webinar will focus on past and current funding practices and share new ideas being developed by new church starts and church planting movements.

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Mark L. Vincent, CEO of Design Group International, is an expert on the intersections of faith and money, organizational leadership, and organizational development. Mark Vincent has been a keynote speaker at Annual Conference stewardship events. He is an author and editor of numerous books and articles and an inspiring speaker known for his custom-crafted material for specific venues.

Preparation: Watch Mark’s 2010 stewardship webinars, “Oh-My” to “A-Men” sponsored by Congregational Life Ministries. We recommend you review these three previous hour-long webinars, available right here in Bethany's Webcast Vault, prior to participating in this event (look for recordings from June, July, and August 2010).

For More Information: Stan Dueck, Director Transforming Practices, Church of the Brethren: sdueck@brethren.org; 717-335-3226.

Technical Requirements: All that is needed to participate is a computer with a broadband internet connection and speakers, and a recent web browser with the free Adobe Flash player plugin installed. Participation may be done individually, or in groups (several people gathered around one computer, or a large group using a projector). Simply follow the directions below--the interactive broadcast will display in your web browser!

For technical questions or assistance, please contact Enten Eller, Director of Electronic Communications at Bethany Theological Seminary, at Enten@BethanySeminary.edu or 765-983-1831.

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JodyIn the summer of 2006, I made a pact with a high school friend to make our fortieth decade significant. My goal was to complete my Master of Divinity degree before I turned fifty years old. Inside I asked myself and God, "How is this was going to be possible?" Eventually, I was willing to be open to it. My life seemed crazy enough without adding seminary to the mix. I am married to Eric and have two children 15 and 10, so I run a household. I serve a church half time and find many opportunities to volunteer in our community. In spite of the busyness of my life I said "Yes!" to Bethany because I really was at a point in my life where it made sense.