Local church finance leaders interested in learning best practices in accounting, stewardship, legal matters, apportionments, taxes, and insurance are taking part in the Certificate Program in Church Treasury.
Launched in 2020, this four-part course is offered in partnership with the WNCC Office of Treasury Services. Sessions are held virtually on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an exam at the conclusion of each session.
Participants who complete all four sessions and related requirements receive framed certificates and recognition at the WNC Annual Conference in June.
Transformational Generosity: Enhancing stewardship in your church Webinar series Thursday evenings in January and February 2022
What we explored
Discover trending best practices and proven strategies for cultivating a culture of year-round generosity. We’ll learn from Rev. Melvin Amerson, author of Stewardship in African American Churches: A New Paradigm and Celebrating the Offering.
This series is designed for Clergy-Laity Teams (a clergy person and at least one lay person from each participating church).
Thursdays on Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10. All webinars are at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and will last for one hour. Post-webinar series group follow-up will be offered by Rev. Amerson.
Areas of focus
Biblical Foundations for Transformative Generosity
Leading Transformative Generosity
The Offering and Transformational Generosity Post COVID-19
Registration has closed. For questions, contact A.J. Thomas at the Foundation at AJThomas@umfwnc.org or 888-450-1956, Ext. 1509.
This ministry offering is co-sponsored by Dr. Bill White, Jr., Director of Equity and Justice Ministries, and the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina.
Meet our guest
Rev. Melvin Amerson is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and a stewardship consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation. His experience and passion lie in encouraging and developing generous, faithful leaders and congregations.
Beyond strengthening congregational leaders, one of Melvin’s favorite ways to use his skills is to empower Wesley Foundation staff to effectively fund their college ministries.
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”