Essentials of Vital Stewardship

The Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane is the
currently serving as the Interim
Associate General Secretary for
Leadership Ministries at
Discipleship Ministries (GBOD).
He is holding this temporary
assignment concurrently with
the role he already had as the
UMC's Director of Stewardship &
Connectional Ministries. A
clergy member of the Greater
New Jersey Conference, Ken
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 at Discipleship on
October 1, 2011. He 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.

Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane 

Director of Stewardship & Connectional Ministries for the United Methodist Church


Are We Raising Funds or 
Raising Generous Disciples?

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Change is hard, and leading people through change is hard — no place is that more true than in churches. 

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If our churches are going to survive, we will need to lead change in the way we bring Christ to our communities and the way we provide the finances to support our mission and ministry. Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship & Connectional Ministry for the United Methodist Church will be with us to some practical ideas of how we might lead our churches from being focus on raising funds to a focus on raising generous disciples in a changing world.

He will touch on things like: 

  • A year round strategy for stewardship education
  • Embracing giving through the connection as part of your local churches ministry
  • The power of missional storytelling
  • Words that motivate giving in this new day, and 
  • How moving the focus away from buildings to mission can increase generosity

Click here to listen to a conversation with Dr. Sloane

Five Different Locations Around Iowa:

April 14 – 1:30 pm: First United Methodist Church, Fort Dodge

April 14 – 7 pm: First United Methodist Church, Atlantic

April 15 – 10 am: Trinity United Methodist Church, Waverly

April 15 – 2:30 pm: Salem United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids

April 16 – 10 am: Norwalk United Methodist Church


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