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Public Communication Regarding Money: The Steward Leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, Design Group International, steward leadership, generosity cultivation, A Christian view of money, Teaching a Christian view of money, James Nieman,, Public Communication about Money,, Communicating about money,

The release of Teaching a Christian view of money

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, stewardship studies, Ecumenical Stewardship Center, steward leaders, barbara fullerton, steward leader, stewardship education, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, steward leadership, Teaching a Christian view of money