Two new webinars from Discipleship Ministries will help United Methodist pastors and lay leaders talk about money as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and consider stewardship in its aftermath.
“Talking about money during the coronavirus crisis” will be the topic on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Joining the Rev. Ken Sloane, Discipleship Ministries’ director of stewardship and generosity, will be the Rev. Jim Harnish, pastor and author. Considering ways to help people respond to the financial challenges facing congregations, the two will draw on scripture, Wesleyan teaching and personal experience to explore how pastors and lay leaders can turn this crisis into a hopeful opportunity for spiritual growth in financial stewardship.
“What might stewardship look like in the months ahead” will be the topic on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m., CDT. As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced churches to adapt to a situation none could have foreseen, most agree that the post-crisis church will be different than it was before March 2020. Acknowledging that a changed church may not necessarily be a bad thing, Sloane will discuss what might be different in the months ahead.
Each of the webinars will last for one hour. Both are presented through the World Service Fund at no additional cost to participants. Registration is required. The presentations will be archived for later listening.