United Methodist Communications has revised its training course, “Creating a Culture of Generosity,” which offers church leaders a chance to learn about holistic, meaningful giving experiences.
“Connectional giving is vital to the church’s work around the world,” said Dan Krause, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. “It begins with local church members understanding the scope of church ministries that are made possible locally and globally because of their support.”
The course empowers training participants to become storytellers who can inspire others to give generously by sharing honest, compelling accounts of ministry opportunities.
The training is composed of three parts:
- Why we give: explore the biblical and theological basis for giving.
- The United Methodist connection: understand more about how The United Methodist Church is a connectional church
- Creating a culture of generosity: learn how missional storytelling impacts giving and how to ask others to contribute gifts as well as prayers, time, talents and witness
Sessions begin with a centering moment of inspiration and prayer, and include videos and interactive exercises. The training is free and is available online.