Programs: Reach New Disciples
Fostering a Culture of Generosity Conference
At-the-door registration is available.

You may pay at the door by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), check payable to Wesley Theological Seminary, or cash (please have exact change). 

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Arnold, research manager of the Lewis Center, at jearnold@wesleyseminary.edu or (202) 885-8560.
Workshops
Descriptions
Generosity in the Bible
This workshop focuses on key biblical texts related to generosity, exploring generosity as an inherent attribute in the relationship between God and humankind and a core expression of Christian discipleship.

Cultivating Giving Among Younger Generations
What can congregations do to help younger generations, especially today’s young adults, become faithful stewards? Drawing on research about the faith and financial practices of younger generations, this workshop considers teachings and strategies to help them become faithful givers.

Increasing Revenue Streams Beyond Offerings
How can your congregation benefit from sources of income beyond regular offerings? This workshop helps your church discern whether other streams of income have significant potential to fund your ministry.

Electronic Giving
Electronic giving offers the advantages of ease and consistency to churches and their members. This workshop presents best practices to enhance generosity through electronic giving.

Building a Year-round Stewardship Plan
Effective stewardship requires more than a few weeks’ emphasis. It requires a year-round approach. This workshop outlines the key elements of a comprehensive stewardship plan that will keep generosity before the congregation in multiple ways throughout the year.

Financial Audits: Options and Best Practices
Transparency is the bedrock of a generous congregation, so every church needs an annual financial audit. This workshop considers best practices in arranging for an audit, explores the pros and cons of internal verses external audits, and discusses how to use and share audit results.