If your plans include attending this summer’s General Assembly, why not arrive early and attend one of several pre-events? The Center for Faith and Giving will offer a Stewardship Academy on Friday, July 8 that will bring together Bible scholars, preachers, financial planners, clergy and others. The Academy will help participants reclaim stewardship as a way of life, not just a means of funding the annual budget, says Bruce Barkhauer, the Center’s minister for faith and giving.
Bible scholars Rick Lowery and Stephanie Crowder will lead a study and discussion of stewardship in the Bible, followed by breakout sessions featuring several well-known Disciples leaders. Closing worship will be led by Frank Thomas of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn., GMP Sharon Watkins and Bill Thomas, General Assembly music director. To learn more about the Academy and to register go to: http://bit.ly/cfgsa11 For information on other pre-events including the Elders Conference, Hands On Mission, the National Evangelism Conference and ‘Telling it GLAD-ly’ visit: http://bit.ly/ga11preevents