I was privileged to hear President James Nieman from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago talk with graduating students during a retreat. His subject was money and how important it is for clergy to communicate about it. The insights offered are useful for all organizational leaders regardless of the type of organization they serve, and regardless of their religious practice.
The Organizational Development Muse
Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Design Group International, generosity, steward leadership, A Christian view of money, Teaching a Christian view of money, Public Communication about Money,, Communicating about money
The revised and expanded version of Teaching a Christian View of Money is now available.
The original was a key volume among those produced by The Giving Project, which I led from 1995-2000, and involved a variety of Mennonite, Presbyterian and Uniting church groups before it was over. The original work proposed that seven areas of a congregation's life provided the settings where understandings about generosity could be embedded and effectively passed along. A whole host of resources were included, from worship tools to narrative budgets to outlines for congregational retreats.
Topics: process consulting, stewardship studies, organizational development consulting, stewardship education, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, steward leadership, Teaching a Christian view of money