Churches are in economic crisis. The reasons are well known: declining membership, buildings constructed for a previous generation, underutilized resources and now Covid. It is clear our business models no longer work. But there is more to the story. Our economic crisis is in fact a crisis of mission. When we are struggling to keep our heads above water it’s easy to lose sight of our “why.”
But in the midst of this crisis, some bright lights are emerging:
- Churches using their assets to transform their communities and provide security across generations.
- Shuttered houses of worship giving birth to new enterprises to meet the needs of their neighbors.
- Pastors partnering with local governments to alleviate homelessness and provide a path to permanent housing.
- Denominations choosing to creatively and courageously make change on a wholesale basis.
Join this community of innovators on October 8 to hear their stories. Learn what’s working, what practitioners are discovering, and catch a new imagination for what’s possible.
Church Economics is the first of a set of partner events. The second event, Neighborhood Economics: Healing our communities, will be held Tuesday, November 17. The twin economic crises in the church and in the country have been laid bare in new ways this past year. Rather than viewing them as separate forces, Faith+Finance sees these crises as two sides of the same coin. And they share a common solution: It's time for the church to reclaim its mission.
Both the October and November event will be anchored with keynote speakers and an engaging interactive workshop that provides a tool and framework for participants to use and apply in their own context., as well as dynamic panels of practitioners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.
Registration costs are $45 for Church Economics and $95 for Neighborhood Economics. Or join our online community for a Prime Membership of $74.99 and get a discount code for both events and all other Faith+Finance offerings in 2020 free.