One of the core values of the Free Methodist church is learning. We also seek to invest resources strategically and mature those who desire to grow as part of our national church mission.
Personal & Church Stewardship is one of the required courses for those who are tracking for credentialled ministry in The Free Methodist Church in Canada.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
Text Books (3)
Students will be required to read the following books. Each of the books can be ordered online through Chapters: www.chapters.ca.
Suggested Additional Reading (Not Required):
The requirement for all FMCiC foundational courses is 24 hours of in-class time plus 66 hours of interaction with the materials (reading/paper writing/assignments) for a total of 90 hours.
Before you come:
During “in-Class” Time:
Attend the three days (24-hours) of classes and participate in class discussions.
After “In-Class” Time:
Students will be given a writing assignment to be completed within 90 days of the end of the in class time.
1. List 5 of your church/community most pressing problems/issues that directly affect whole-life stewardship in your church.
For each issue, explain how the issue prevents/affects stewardship, identify the ‘cultural lie’ that is at the root of the issue and the theology that counters it and provides hope/freedom in this area.
2. Write a sermon on one these issues using the required reading, course material and class discussions.
3. Track 2 months of all your spending/expenses & write a reflection on it.
Confirm in an email that you have completed the tracking and attach/include your reflection(s). (NOTE: you do not have to submit your tracking).
4. Required Reading (3 Texts). Please indicate in an email that you have read all of them and include a brief paragraph on which one you found most useful and why.
Continuing Education Credit(s):
3 CEU Participation in class and completion of all assignments
(REQUIRED for all Ministerial Candidates)
1 CEU Participation in class (required reading encouraged)
(AUDIT – Optional only for Ordained Ministers)