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Stewardship Symposium 2023

January 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

In-person and Virtual Meeting: Registration opens October 24, 2022

Stavros Auditorium, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University

4201 North Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

“Financial Accountability and Empowerment for Missional Leaders”

Join Bonnie Ives Marden for an interactive conversation about best prac-tices for financial stewardship and ways our personal relationship with money impacts generosity and ministry sustainability. Learn what we really need to be talking about as we stretch and grow our own leadership capacity.

Discover practical tips and conversation prompts to cultivate generosity with current members, allies and potential ministry partners. Attendees will realize untapped potential for financial generosity, acquire practical tools for accountable financial stewardship and practice empowering leadership skills.

Bonnie Ives Marden , Keynote Speaker

Stewardship practitioner Bonnie Ives Marden specializes in leadership empow-erment and financial accountability to cultivate generosity. Author of Church Finances for Missional Leaders: Best Practices in Financial Stewardship (2019), she brings technical experience and cultural awareness to the spiritual and temporal aspects of church financial stewardship. Bonnie’s fundraising activities include numerous capital campaigns such as the UMC’s Imagine No Malaria ($75M), and teaching donor cultivation through “Cultivating the Craft of Asking” which equips participants to raise an average of $22,500 in nine weeks.

Bonnie teaches church administration, stewardship, and conflict transformation, including exploring our relationship with money, through seminaries, foundations and local churches in multiple denominations. Currently, she leads Garrett Seminary’s “Financial Leadership for Churches” connectional learning course and the ECLA “Financial Empowerment for Missional Leaders” webinar series. As Certified Senior faculty for Creating A Culture of Renewal, she guides pastors seeking renewed vision and missional impact. She finds spiritual renewal by swimming and kayaking, and stewarded three children into adulthood. www.myteministries.org


This stewardship opportunity is presented by the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University and the LTSS/Region 9 Council for Stewardship Education. This event is funded by the LTSS/Region 9 Council for Stewardship Education, a matching grant from the Lilly Foundation, Thrivent Financial, and registration fees.

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