"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 $600 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 fee can be paid in three installments of $200 if necessary.
The 1st payment of $200 may be made by check.
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.
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:
All meetings will take place on the campus of Austin Seminary.
Continuing Education Credit
4 CEUs: One unit of continuing education credit will be earned for each 10 contact hours.
Application Deadline for 2014 class has passed.
Contact Melissa Wiginton, Vice President for Education Beyond the Walls, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-404-4862.