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Generous Church Leadership (Primary)

A new online curriculum designed to help clergy develop their understanding and confidence for leading congregations toward growth in generosity.

A new online curriculum designed to help clergy develop their understanding and confidence for leading congregations toward growth in generosity.


A collaborative work of four General Agencies of the United Methodist Church, each session includes:

  • Opening Devotions
  • Videos with discussion questions
  • Case Studies
  • Leader /Mentor Guides
  • Course Support from leading professionals
  • and CEU availability!

The hope for the course is that participants will grow in their understanding of their leadership role in local church finances and will be able to connect and articulate generosity as a key component of a growing, authentic disciple of Jesus Christ.

A 6-Session Series with Topics Including:

  • Theology of Money
  • Pastor as Generosity Leader
  • A Disciple’s Relationship to Money
  • Nurturing Generous Leaders
  • Generosity the United Methodist Way
  • Moving to a Congregational Culture of Generosity

This helpful course is available in three different settings: Online (for individual study) or in Clergy Cohorts (in-person, or remote using tools like Zoom) organized at the annual conference or district level. All designed to help you, your church, and Annual Conference grow in generosity. For more information on planning a Cohort, contact Ken Sloane ([email protected]).

* Special Early Bird Pricing *

Use Promo Code: GCLC2020 when you enroll to take advantage of early bird pricing!
Please note that the early bird offer ends October 1, 2020.

Enroll Now!



Your Instructor


Rev. Ken Sloane
Rev. Ken Sloane

The Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane is the Director of Stewardship & Generosity housed at Discipleship Ministries (GBOD) in Nashville, Tenn. He is a clergy member of the Greater New Jersey Conference, where he served 20+ years in local church ministry (including a successful new church start) and 5 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 our local churches. He moved into his Stewardship role on October 1, 2011.. He is the author of the 2017-20 Local Church Guidelines for Stewardship (Cokesbury), and a contributor to the Guidelines for Finance. Ken lives in Nashville with his wife Bridget; they have four grown children, some of whom may be living with them depending on when you ask.


* Special Early Bird Pricing *

Use Promo Code: GCLC2020 when you enroll to take advantage of early bird pricing!
Please note that the early bird offer ends October 1, 2020.

Enroll Now!



* For clergy whose churches -- due to present financial pressures -- are not
able to help with the course fee, please email Ken Sloane ( [email protected]) for assistance.