INDIANAPOLIS – July 1 marked the first anniversary of Rejuvenate, the Indiana Conference-wide project that offers financial literacy-related educational opportunities to clergy and laity. The project also provides an economic initiative to clergy.

As Rejuvenate begins its second year, the emphasis will continue to be on offering educational opportunities to clergy and laity that will help them grow personally in the areas of financial literacy and generosity. In addition to personal growth opportunities through faith-based stewardship education programs, such as Financial Peace University, Good $en$e Ministries, and David Bell’s “Extravagant Generosity” workshops for clergy and clergy spouses,to name a few, the educational opportunities for congregational clergy and lay teams, who desire to grow in the areas of financial literacy and generosity will expand.

In addition to the David Bell “Extravagant Generosity” workshops for clergy and lay teams, a new workshop has been added – “Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity.”

The Rev. Dr. William Enright, a national speaker and executive director of The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving (www.philanthropy. iupui.edu/Lakefamilyinstitute), will lead a four-night workshop Sept. 13-16. Clergy and lay teams (including chairpersons of the administrative council, staff-parish relations committee, finance committee, and the treasurer, plus the lay leader and the lay member to annual conference) can register by contacting Lisa in the Conference Center at 317-924-1321 or toll-free at 877-781-6706. The registration fee for the four-night workshop is $30 per congregation (clergy and lay team). The workshop will be held at Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 N. Audubon Road in Indianapolis.

Workshops will include: The Altered Landscape of Religious Giving and its Implications for the Future, Creating a Congregational Culture of Generosity: Talking About Money with Theological Integrity, Creating a Congregational Culture of Generosity: Donor Care as an Extension of Pastoral Care and Creating a Congregational Culture of Generosity: The Roots of Generosity: Fiscal Transparency and Institutional Accountability. For more information, contact Project Director Michelle Cobb at michelle.cobb@inumc.org or call 317-924-1321 or 877-781-6706.