For ministry professionals, organizational financial management and personal financial planning can be daunting. Personal finances and the finances of a church or ministry require an understanding of financial practices and guidelines that help drive informed decisions.
For more than 20 years, George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been training ministry professionals to provide skilled leadership in congregations and organizations around the world. With the help of a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Truett is proud to introduce a series of professional development workshops and conferences focused on financial wellness for ministry professionals.
As student debt levels continue to rise, the financial pressures caused by these debt levels severely limit the ability of seminary graduates to accept calls to Christian ministry and undermine the effectiveness of too many pastoral leaders.
To help address this issue, Lilly Endowment created the Theological School Initiative to address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers. The initiative’s aim is to encourage theological schools to examine and strengthen their financial and educational practices to improve the economic well-being of future ministerial leaders.