Money, the Mind and Ministry

Next session starts on March 19, 2019

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Seminar Description

This is a 4-week, 8 session, interactive and immersive learning experience for those in leadership positions in nonprofits and churches that are responsible for creating, maintaining, or growing a fundraising campaign. It is more than simply a how-to seminar. Its intent is to blend the practical, spiritual, and personal aspects of the role and management of money in the lives of the fundraiser, the donor, and the organizations that receive the donations. Utilizing case studies, best practices, and the shared experiences of others, each participant will be invited to discover their own strengths and identify their areas of challenge and growth as they pertain to money.

Registration Fee: $150


  • Identify one’s own frameworks around money and analyze how it impacts one’s giving and receiving
  • Use spiritual frameworks to engage and help others understand fundraising campaigns
  • Discuss why money often makes one uncomfortable and build actionable goals to overcome the discomfort
  • Create mission-based action plans and strategies that align with one’s organization and create value-add for givers
  • Analyze the needs of a community
  • Learn techniques for teaching generosity

Topics Include

Why do we give? The science and need behind giving

The landscape of giving: trends, patterns, and behaviors

Theological underpinnings to our relationship with money.

Building a culture of generosity with stewardship

Making the ask and putting it all together: models of stewardship campaigns

Defining goals and writing narrative budgets

Thought Leader

Maggie Harmon

Ministry Relations Officer for the Southwest, Presbyterian Foundation

Seminar Details

Course ID

CIM101 – Money, the Mind, & Ministry

About Presbyterian Foundation

The Presbyterian Foundation gathers, stewards and distributes funds for mission. A vital part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Foundation strengthens congregations and related mission and ministry efforts by developing gifts and managing funds on their behalf. The Foundation works with them to build communities of generosity among their members and constituents. The Foundation provides all Presbyterians with an avenue to realize their philanthropic goals through a variety of giving options. In all our work, we remain focused on the Reformed values that have guided our stewardship and investment for more than 200 years.




Those who step into roles of fundraising, advancement, development, nonprofit leadership, ministry, and more, are encouraged to clarify and strengthen their understanding and relationship to money through this seminar.


8 Contact Hours are available to Pastors, Pastor Counselors, and Chaplains whose certifying agencies or organizations require Continuing Education hours. To determine whether or not your seminar qualifies for CEUs, please consult with your certifying body.

For questions about these CEUs, email innovation@sfts.edu.


Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.


MAR 19 – APR 11 2019


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm PST


Seminars are delivered online through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. Meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.

Ready for Money, Mind and Ministry

Supported in conversation with people from all walks of life, each person who passes through an AWI seminar learns how to connect, engage and restore the person who needs the unique support that they alone provide.  Take the Money, the Mind and Ministry seminar for contact hours and possible continuing education units (CEUs) as you learn how to be a better steward of the funds entrusted to you.