Dollars and Sense

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising at Central Seminary

Save the date, and register here today! Central Seminary is pleased to host the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising April 27-30, 2020. If you are a pastor, nonprofit leader, fund developer, or simply… Read more »

To Be Fully Alive

“The glory of God is the human person fully alive.” ― Irenaeus of Lyons To be fully alive is to flourish. At flourish is defined as follows: Flourish[flur-ish, fluhr-ish] verb (used without object)… Read more »

What We Know About Clergy Financial Challenges

As part of the ongoing work of the Money & Ministry Program funded by the Lilly Endowment, Central sent a team of six leaders to the Lilly Endowment’s First Fruits Gathering on January… Read more »

Planning for 2019 and Beyond

Many of our students serve congregations while in seminary. One of their great challenges is learning to advocate for fair compensation and to understand all the details of clergy taxes. In financial… Read more »

Stewardship is Always in Season

Our calendars proclaim a new season, and here in the American Midwest creation has joined the chorus. Temperatures and humidity have dropped to much more comfortable levels, and the air is crisp… Read more »

ABC Clergy Discover Courage Is Primary for Financial Leadership

By Rev. Dr. Angela Barker Jackson What financial tools and practices prepare ministers for thriving? This was the primary question for my recently completed Faith, Finances, and Flourishing research project that sprang from a… Read more »

Faith, Finances, and Flourishing

By Angela Barker Jackson Money & Ministry Program Director  While the subject of money may be somewhat taboo in social circles and faith communities, its presence is constant. Money impacts nearly every… Read more »

Resource #1: Money and Possessions

Happy 2018! Once again, we welcome this season of fresh starts, new resolve, and radical re-commitments. As part of my own renewed dedication to write with increasing frequency and share what I’ve… Read more »

Financial Coaching for Ministry Formation

Meet Scotti and Amber Simpson, a married couple completing their first year of seminary. They have taken full advantage of the Money & Ministry Program services by engaging financial coaching together. Scotti… Read more »

Wrestling with Worry

I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries. – Jules Renard Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? – Jesus (Matthew 6:27) If… Read more »

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