Funding Forward: A Pathway to More Sustainable Models for Ministry

February 6, 2024 - December 31, 2025
Any time. Individually or as a group.
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. PaulMN

Lead confidently through financial uncertainty with adaptive, faith-focused solutions.

Discover new opportunities for church funding as you deepen your connection with God and your community. Whether grappling with reduced offerings, seeking new income sources, or aiming to enhance your church’s outreach, ‘Funding Forward’ provides the tools and insights to move beyond the constant worry about finances to listen to God’s voice more clearly.

Designed to be a collaborative learning experience for a group of church leaders, this course provides a framework for participants to explore innovative solutions to creating financially sustainable ministry models. This course was structured with the understanding that each church’s path to financial sustainability is as unique as its mission and community. This is not just about financial management; it’s a journey of faith, stewardship, and community building by discerning God’s mission for your congregation, understanding how you can meet the tangible needs of your local community, and using underutilized congregational assets.

What You’ll Learn

  • Tackle Real-World Financial Challenges: Gain the skills to address the critical issues of dwindling congregational resources and uncertain financial futures while enhancing meaningful community engagement and tuning into God’s guidance.
  • Learn Innovative Financial Strategies: Explore practical and innovative strategies tailored for today’s church leaders, including repurposing church property, launching social enterprises, and reimagining church staffing models.
  • Craft Your Unique Sustainability Path: Develop the ability to recognize and navigate your church’s unique journey towards financial sustainability, honoring its distinct mission and community.

Funding Forward transcends the traditional view of church finances, unveiling a journey where financial decisions are as much about spiritual discernment as practical necessity. It’s an invitation to explore how your church can not only survive but thrive by aligning financial strategies with God’s mission, fostering community connections, and leveraging both internal and external resources.

Here’s everything you get for just $55:

  • Beyond Financial Management: Dive deep into faith, stewardship, and community building for a holistic approach to church leadership.
  • Equip Yourself with Key Resources: Gain confidence to address your ministry’s financial concerns with practical tools and insights.
  • Online Community: Join a supportive, caring, and engaging online community of peers and listeners, fostering interactive discussions and shared growth.
  • Interactive Handbook: Navigate the course with ease using our interactive handbook, enhancing your learning experience.
  • Flexible Pacing: Enjoy the freedom of flexible pacing and continuous access, learning at your own rhythm and revisiting materials at your convenience.
  • Group Registration Option: Consider amplifying your learning experience by walking through the course with your fellow faith community or congregation members.
  • Continuous Access: Access course materials even after completion, allowing you to revisit insights whenever you need.