Have you ever served a church that missed a paycheck? Have you ever served a church that didn’t pay its tithe? Have you ever been troubled by the financial condition of the congregation you are serving? From October 17 through 21, the Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane will be presenting workshops in each of the California-Nevada districts on what pastors need to know about church finances and connectional giving.
The Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane is the UMC's Director of Stewardship and Connectional Ministries, housed at Discipleship Ministries (GBOD) in Nashville, TN. He is a clergy member of the Greater New Jersey Conference, where he served 20 plus years in local church ministry (including a successful new church start), and five years as the Director of Connectional Ministries. In 2006, he was appointed to serve as Director of Communications Ministry at United Methodist Communications, and traveled extensively across the denomination doing presentations on how to interpret connectional giving to local churches. He moved into his Stewardship role on October 1, 2011, and on January 1, 2016 he was named Interim Associate General Secretary of the Leadership Unit. He lives in Nashville with his wife Bridget; they have four grown children.
Locations have been arranged for him to be in the Reno area of the Great Northern District on Tuesday, October 17; in the Bay District on Wednesday morning, and in El Camino Real District in the afternoon; in the Modesto area of the Central Valley District on Thursday morning, and in the Visalia area in the afternoon; in the Los Rios District on Friday, and in the Chico area of the Great Northern District on Saturday. The workshops will last about three hours. The event is open to pastors.
This program is approved for .25 CEU units.
Dates, Times, Locations and Costs:
Great Northern District: Tuesday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sparks UMC, $10 for lunch. To register, click here.
Bay District: Wednesday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hope UMC, South San Francisco, No charge, no meal. To register, click here.
El Camino Real District: Wednesday, October 18, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Almaden Hills UMC, No charge, no meal. To register, click here.
Central Valley District: Thursday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First UMC, Modesto, No charge, no meal. To register, click here.
Central Valley District: Thursday, October 19, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Visalia UMC, No charge, no meal. To register, click here.
Los Rios District: Friday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conference Center, $10 for lunch. To register, click here.
Great Northern District: October 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aldersgate UMC, Chico, $10 for lunch. To register, click here.