The Talking Faith & Money: Student Forum event is the first of a series of special topics forums being hosted by the School of Theology and Ministry’s Economics & Pastoral Leadership Project to engage STM students in conversation around the theme of faith and money.
Open to School of Theology and Ministry students, this opportunity encourages participants to reflect on the financial realities of their personal and professional lives in ministerial and non-profit work. Participants will come away from the forum with a deeper understanding of how fund-raising embodies Ignatian values of care, social justice, faith, empowerment, discernment and leadership.
The event titled, "No Money, No Mission: The Missing Link in Effective Ministry," will feature guest speaker, Maria Groen, Senior Director of Development in the School of Theology and Ministry and former Director of Philanthropy at YMCA of Greater Seattle. Maria will share her personal story of how her professional work in fund-raising is both a ministry and a witness to her faith.
Mark Markuly, Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry offers more insight into this forum:
“Since 2008, the economic structure of the United States has entered a phase of dramatic realignment and this has rippled across society, creating new kinds of challenges for everyone but particularly students and people working in faith-based and non-profit organizations or social activism. These forums are designed to help students wrestle with this new terrain, and to learn how to respond more proactively to the financial pressures that impact our lives and the important altruistic institutions we serve.”
Space is limited: Register here to reserve your spot today!
Date: Tuesday, April 4
Location: Hunthausen 110
Bring your own lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided.