Growing in Generosity-Medium Church Pastors
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM to Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

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For Pastors of Medium to Large Churches 

This information is for medium/large membership churches. See information for small churches.

Dig In

Cultivating generosity in a church can be challenging. The last time we checked, there were not any money trees growing behind your church!

So, to give you additional tools to take you to the next level financially, we have put together a two-day workshop designed for you as the pastor of a medium-sized church. Growing in Generosity will give you tools to dig in and grow your congregation in their giving - producing a more confident ministry team.

Why should I come?

To learn together as pastors from experts in the field. The workshop will sharpen your financial skills personally and as a senior pastor.

When and where is the workshop?

The two-day workshop is for pastors of medium sized churches and is scheduled for October 21-22, 2019 at Lakeview Conference Center. Both days are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lakeview meals and housing are included at no cost. You need to plan to attend both days.)

Who is teaching the workshop?

A team of stewardship experts from Horizons Stewardship, led by Joe Park will be conducting our workshop.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for United Methodist Clergy. There will be a second phase of Growing in Generosity that will engage lay members of your church through the recruitment of Generosity Teams. 

Who do I contact if I have other questions?

Rev. Robert Besser, Director of Congregational Excellence 

713-521-9383, ext. 334 or

How do I register?

Register Online for the Event

Pastors participating in this workshop will stay as guests of the TAC at Lakeview for the evening of October 21st.  Should you wish to extend your stay, you are welcome to do so.  The rate for each additional night is $70. Please select your lodging needs directly through Lakeview:

Lakeview Registration: 


Participants in the workshop are asked to complete a Pre-Assessment Survey being conducted by Wespath to help design the content of the personal financial management session. The survey is confidential and will be seen only by a Wespath representative. Also, if you have not already set up an account with EY, the financial planning tool offered at no cost by Wespath, please do so at:

You will need to have established an account with Wespath Benefits Access in order to do so.  If you don’t have this account here is a link to get started:

Navigating the benefits of the EY website will be included in the presentation.

Questions on the workshop itself?  Please contact Robert Besser at or 409-790-2748. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Growing in Generosity Team

Survey Link:

Funding for Growing in Generosity has been provided in part by a generous grant from Wespath.