On December 2, 2013, the Lilly Foundation announced that Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) would share in an award of more than $12.3 million as part of an initiative to address economic issues facing future ministers. In an effort to address these issues, MTS developed a Financial Leadership for Ministry course.
The FLM course specifically addresses the following:
In this course, students will seek to answer those questions by considering biblical and theological resources for developing a theology of finance, along with developing the tools needed for personal financial planning and the management of finances in a church setting.
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The Financial Leadership for Ministry program at Memphis Theological Seminary includes a course that is provided each semester where students seek to increase financial literacy while also considering biblical and theological concepts of finance and stewardship. This course is designed for students to develop the tools needed for personal financial planning and the management of finances in a church setting.
Develop a critical understanding of theologies of finance and money and how they draw upon biblical, theological, and cultural resources
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Develop one’s own theological understanding of finances and money and how that understanding can be integrated with personal financial practices and pastoral leadership within the church
Gain an understanding of the relationship between personal finances, and church finances within the cultural and institutional dynamics in contemporary society.
FLM Course Semester Syllabus