“Inspiring. Energizing. Thought provoking.”
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, The Bishop's Summit on Faith & Giving brought together approximately 90 clergy and lay leaders from around the Diocese to learn how fundraising is profoundly anchored in ministry.
Joining our diocesan family were several congregations from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) Preacher and teacher, the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson helped us to understand the "theology of sufficiency" with energy, inspiration and imagination. Melissa Spas, Th.M. and the Rev. Meredith McNabb of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving guided us with practical tools for nurturing generosity. The day's presentation along with Lake Institute's resource materials are now available.
The Rev. Ben Wyatt, a native of Evansville, has been called as Pathways Priest. The position, funded by the Lilly Endowment as part of the Pathways to Vitality Initiative, provides a recent seminary graduate with the opportunity to serve three eight-month mentored rotations at congregations participating in the Pathways program. The current Pathways parishes are St. John's, Crawfordsville; St. Matthew's, Indianapolis; and St. Peter's, Lebanon.
Wyatt attended Yale Divinity School, where he earned his M.Div. in 2018 and his S.T.M. in 2019. He also holds a B.A. in physics and religious studies from Vanderbilt University. Most recently he served as assistant rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, Connecticut. Before seminary, Wyatt lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and worked as an information security analyst at an insurance firm.
He begins his new call on August 1.
Fundraising as a joyful ministry.
On June 29 in Indianapolis, the diocese will come together to embrace fundraising as a joyful ministry. Please join us to become rich with good news, valuable knowledge, and fresh enthusiasm for all that is possible.
This learning opportunity is for the entire diocesan family: Clergy. Convention Delegates. Stewardship Committees. And all parishioners interested in the spirituality of fundraising.
LEARN TO EMBRACE FUNDRAISING AS A JOYFUL MINISTRY
Don’t miss this! Register for the Bishop’s Summit on Faith & Giving. Click the button below or call us at (317) 926-5454
Select clergy and lay leaders begin their journey in June.
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has named the parishes who will make up the second Pathways Learning Cohort. They are St. John’s, Crawfordsville; St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis; and St. Peter’s, Lebanon.
Clergy and lay leaders from these three churches will come together regularly for a year-long leadership development program. It’s a rich and multi-faceted journey, meant to deepen each team’s leadership skills while putting them right to work on increasing the vitality of their respective congregations. Cohort members will attend six workshops and one retreat led by national and local subject-matter experts.
Financial Leadership Workshop
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Krannert Room, Interchurch Center, Indianapolis
It is easier to proclaim Christ and fulfill our congregational ministries when our financial and business operations are running smoothly. Nothing enhances vital parish ministries more than understanding and implementing sound business practices.
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis will host a FREE workshop designed to help you and your congregation with these critical practices. Highlighting the workshop will be an introduction to Realm ¾ the total church management software package endorsed by the diocese and now available to all parishes at an introductory, discounted rate.