"People in my church will talk about everything else. They’ll talk about the economy, politics, their sex life, but they won’t talk about money.
It’s the last taboo of the church."
-From the pastor of a mainline, middle class congregation-
Revaluing Money is for any pastor, regardless of theological tradition or social class, who could have made the statement in the quote above—and who believes he or she is called to break the silence, the secrets and the shame that surrounds money.
Revaluing Money gives pastors a way out of the box. We invite you to become part of a learning community of other pastors who will explore together three questions:
What is my relationship with money?
What is my practical theology?
How am I called to respond?
Revaluing Money is a journey that requires a community traveling together over time. Each learning community includes twelve pastors who will meet for three multi-day sessions for include personal and theological reflection, group exercises, presentations by subject matter experts, study of Bible and theology, and practices for making change. Between face-to-face meeting, pastors will have reading and activities to help them along the way.
The $650 fee covers the cost of lodging and meals for all three gatherings, leadership, presenters, books and materials. Participants must provide their own travel to and from the seminary.
The cost of Revaluing Money is underwritten by a grant from the Texas Presbyterian Foundation. Through the generosity of three congregations who support this work, scholarship support is available.
Continuing Education Credit
4 CEUs: One unit of continuing education credit will be earned for each 10 contact hours.
Application Deadline is September 1, 2014.
Revaluing Money is for pastors with more than three years of experience in the practice of congregational leadership who are currently serving as a pastor in a congregation.
Sessions for Class of 2014 are:
- September 22-24, 2014
- February 9-11, 2015
- May 18-20, 2015
All meetings will take place on the campus of Austin Seminary.
Contact Melissa Wiginton, Vice President for Education Beyond the Walls, email@example.com or 512-404-4862.