On this episode of Imagine with Me, General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens speaks with Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Director of the Center for Faith and Giving, about the work of cultivating generosity in our own lives and in the church. In this conversation you can hear Rev. Barkhauer talk about the process and questions he leads congregations through to tell the story of what God is doing in their ministry, as a part of developing a congregational practice of generosity.
“Well, our first moment with a congregation is to sit and listen. What are they concerned about? What are they anxious about? What do they hope before? What is it they’d like to be able to accomplish because vision is the key driver for success. The church has to know who it is and who they are in relationship to what God has called them to do. What’s their imaginative process for fulfilling God’s will for them and their community, and their wider witness in the world?” -Rev. Bruce Barkhauer