INDIANAPOLIS – The North American Conference on Christian Philanthropy will be held April 14-16 in Indianapolis at the Sheraton Hotel City Centre downtown. NACCP is designed for pastors, lay leaders, church finance administrators, as well as gift and financial planning professionals.

The event will feature three plenary speakers including: Dr. Bill Enright, director of the Lake Family Institute, John Wimmer of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Dr. Una Osili, director of the Indiana University Center of Philanthropy based in Indianapolis. These speakers are noted in their field of study within the area of philanthropy and stewardship.

According to the Rev. Steven Johnson, a United Methodist clergy and executive director of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center based at the Indiana Interchurch Center in Indianapolis, participants will have the opportunity to choose from 27 workshops during the two-day event. Workshops are divided into three tracks to help you design the event for your specific needs:

  1. Stewardship/Theology
  2. Clergy/Laity/Church
  3. Estate and Financial Planning
  4. Extended Workshops
    • Fundraising as Ministry
    • Encouraging the Joy of Generous Giving: A Call to Financial Discipleship
    • Planned Giving – From Faith to Generosity

An Advance Seminar also will be offered on Wednesday April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Charles Schultz, president of Crescendo Interactive will present a workshop titled “Maximum Donor Contacts on Limited Marketing Budgets.”

For more information, visit www.naccp.net. There, one can find biographies of the speakers and workshop leaders, schedule, event cost, transportation options (including discounted parking) and hotel information. Banquet and luncheon meals are included in the registration fee.

The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is linked to 20 denominations throughout the U.S. and Canada to promote stewardship. In addition to the NACCP, ESC hosts an annual Leadership Seminar and publishes an annual magazine Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation and related theme materials that can be used for an annual stewardship campaign or adapted for a year-long stewardship emphasis.