Changing the Culture: Generosity is not a church program or merely an adjective that is tacked on to an existing ministry vision. It must, in fact, be infused into the DNA of every area of ministry. In this session, your instructor will help you identify the key leverage points to affect culture change, to open the entire congregation to the conversation of generosity, and to change your ministry into a new way of thinking and responding to generous opportunities.There’s an old saying if you don’t establish the culture, the culture will establish itself. Here’s your chance to impact your community in a profoundly significant manner by changing the way your constituents think and respond.
Engaging Philanthropists and Marketplace Leaders: Within every ministry is a segment of supporters who are often significantly overlooked and, therefore, under-challenged. These are the philanthropists and marketplace leaders. Frequently, ministry leaders simply misunderstand their felt needs and challenges. Consequently, we regularly operate under a false belief that this segment of our ministry has its spiritual and temporal life together when in fact, under the veneer of material comfort, these people often struggle with the worldview of an immature believer.In this session, your instructor will help you identify the needs of philanthropists and marketplace leaders, understand their unique communication style, and learn how to best minister to this group.
Celebrating Generosity: Now that we’ve helped you identify the problems, build your vision, establish your team, begin changing the culture, and found a ministry to your marketplace leaders, you can watch your ministry bear fruit. This fruit will now become contagious to the vision of your ministry.In this session, your instructor will give you practical and field-tested insights on how to communicate–and celebrate–ordinary and extraordinary acts of generosity. Imagine a middle school child sacrificing his allowance and recruiting others to do likewise to sponsor a Compassion child. Or watch a family donate the proceeds from the sale of their vacation home for God’s purpose. These and hundreds of other examples will encourage and motivate a lifestyle of generosity for the Glory of His Kingdom and will soon become part of your increasingly generous and fruitful ministry.