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Tipping, Taxing or Tithing: Preaching Good News about Stewardship and Generosity
An Institute of Preaching Online Workshop

April 27-28, 2021

Preachers talk about the most sensitive topics from the pulpit. It’s part of our calling, after all. Yet, when that sensitive topic is money, we find ourselves confronting our own anxieties, uncertainties and questions in ways we may not with other topics. There is a reason that studies have found that, on average, most of us preach about money once a year! 

But there is good news about money, stewardship and generosity to be proclaimed to God’s people. Join us for a two-day online workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Preaching. We will explore together how we can preach that good news with greater confidence, clarity and commitment. 

Guiding our conversations will be Jim Harnish, retired United Methodist pastor and author of Earn, Save, Give: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money; Meredith McNabb, a United Methodist pastor serving at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving; and Nathan Kirkpatrick, an Episcopal priest and managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School. 

Tuesday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. - noon ET, optional online office hour at 4 p.m. ET
Wednesday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. - noon ET, 1 - 2 pm ET

The cost is $25.

Maximum participants is 40. If session is sold out, please email Sara McKinley to be put on a waiting list.

There will be limited pre work prior to the start of the first day and asynchronous recorded content to watch prior to the second day. 

The IOP offered a webinar on May 1, 2020 entitled "Preaching Virtually, Not Virtually Preaching" to assist clergy during this time of social distancing. The webinar offers both general guidance and practical tips. View the webinar and PowerPoint presentations using the links below.

 IOP Preaching Virtually Webinar  SLides: Tips on Virtually Preaching

 Slides: Preaching Virtually  Resources for Virtually Preaching


Below, you can access recordings of each session for the IOP Event, We're Not in Kansas Anymore. Additionally, you can find more information from Christine Burkett and Carrie Ferenac’s session here. If you are interested in reading Heidi Campbell’s research about digital ecclesiology, you can download a PDF of the book here. If you would like to access the Advocate virtual choir’s version of “We Are Marching in the Light of God / Siyahamba,” you can find the video on YouTube, along with many other Advocate virtual choir offerings.

Session One: Welcome, Gathering Prayer, and Interview with Heidi Campbell


Session Two: Preaching in a Different World – A Panel Discussion with Tracie Ashley, Magrey deVega, Ginger Medley, and Will Wold


Session Three: What Works in Digital Space – A Conversation between Carrie Ferenac and Christine Burkett


Session Four: How Can We Sing the Old Songs in a Foreign Land? – A Conversation with Bishop Ken Carter

Part 1



Part 2