This year, our Stewardship Campaign will feature a series of three workshops based on material provided by Thrivent Financial Services, a Lutheran Church based financial services company. The workshops follow the theme, “More Than Money Matters.”
These workshops will provide the tools and resources you need to make informed choices about how you share, save and spend. In these values-based workshop series, you’ll explore:
- How your values and goals go hand in hand.
- How to manage the pressures to spend so you can save.
- Different ways to plan (budget) how you use your money.
The workshops will take place 5:30-7 pm in Von Holt on Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 23 (Wednesdays). Each will include a Eucharist, the workshop, and a light supper. Please RSVP for each week by email or phone the Cathedral, 808-923-6133 ext. 212.
The schedule is:
October 2: Finding ways to save
Creating financial goals is great but only if they are goals you can actually accomplish. Finding ways to save can be daunting, especially if you feel like you’re living on a shoestring. Plan for your future in this session designed to help you create financial goals you can actually accomplish. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to:
- Increase your income.
- Reduce your expenses.
- Recognize spending leaks.
- Harness the power of compound interest.
October 9: Values-based budgeting
Budgeting often elicits a groan. Instead, imagine managing your money within a budget you designed to reflect your values and goals. Now that is something you can take to the bank!
Plan for your future in this session designed to help you create a budget and communicate your strategy to those closest to you. During the workshop, you’ll learn:
- How to manage your money as you work toward your goals.
- How to develop a budget.
- Ways to discuss your finances with others.
October 16: Making a difference: sharing your Time, Talent, and Treasures
Chances are you already share your time, talents and treasures. So how can you make your generosity even more meaningful?
By being a steward of your resources and making intentional choices about how you share them, you can make your acts of generosity even more meaningful. During the discussion, you’ll identify the values that are most important to you, explore ways to share your resources to make a difference, and begin to create a personal generosity plan.
- Identify the values that are most important to you.
- Explore ways to share your resources to make a difference.
- Discover what is meaningful to you, and create your generosity plan.
October 23: Guest speaker Dan Garrett
Dan Garrett from St. Jude’s in Ocean View on the Big Island will talk and lead a discussion on his church and their unique take on stewardship. Dan has been active in lay leadership and stewardship activities in the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He currently serves on the Diocesan Council of The Episcopal Church in Hawaii. Dan is planning an informal, conversational and interactive approach that concentrates on mind and heart set, a focus on service, and encourages rethinking the nature of stewardship.