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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

May 7-10, 2018
Luther Seminary

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is a four-day intensive course with a practical application project, offered jointly by Luther Seminary and the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving. This program is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles.

Rethinking Stewardship:
From Solemn Obligation to Inspired Choice   

July 25-27, 2018
Luther Seminary

The church is shifting from a time when people gave money out of a sense of duty and obligation. We’ve entered a period in which trust in institutions is low, and individuals value their power to choose...where to give, what to click, and whether to attend at all. Yet, Jesus’ warning that one cannot serve both masters, God and mammon, is as relevant as ever. What does contextual stewardship require today? What can we leave behind? And what must we never forget? Join us July 25-27 for three days of conversation and exploration.

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Speakers include:

  • Adam Copeland, Director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary
  • Jennifer Kaalund, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College
  • Martha Moore-Keish, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Angela Reed, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Spiritual Formation at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow, Transitional Pastor and Head of Staff at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, Calif.
  • Larry Strange, Director for Evangelical Mission, Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA
  • Mark Teasdale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Erin Weber-Johnson, Senior Program Director of Strategic Resources at the Episcopal Church Foundation

Registration will open in early March.

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