2016 Great Small Church Conference

Save the Date - May 21, 2016!
This year's Great Smaller Church Conference will take place at St. Andrew's Church in Elyria.

Great Small Church conference, Holy Currencies is designed for congregations with an average Sunday attendance of 100 people or less. Larger congregations will also benefit, however, and are invited to participate, too! You will be introduced to a constructive and practical process to create a year-around stewardship movement that will enable your congregation to shift from maintenance to mission, from scarcity to abundance, and from fear to grace.

Holy Currencies is not another stewardship approach that just "pretends" to be about time, talent, etc. but in the end is really only about money. Instead, Holy Currencies is a genuinely unique approach that will push you and your congregation to think beyond your church's current boundaries and create rich, sustainable, missional ministries. This workshop will provide all you need to begin a Holy Currencies based program in your church, but there will also be an opportunity for interested congregations to engage a three month process of training and coaching to launch your year-round program. For additional information call or email Antoinette Taylor, 216-774-0476 or ataylor@doho.org.

Reviews of Holy Currencies by Eric Law
"Eric Law's latest book combines profound insight into God's economy of abundance with abundant practical advice to congregations on how to move from scarcity to gift. We all have assets-friendship, leadership authority, truthfulness, time and place, to name a few-which, if spent in mission, will yield new opportunities for sustainable ministry... A must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode."
■ Thomas E. Breidenthal, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
"Holy Currencies will quickly become a key text in congregational vitality, stewardship, mission, and organizational development... At a time when many organizations and faith communities are looking at the hard questions of sustainability, Holy Currencies transforms the conversation and offers new hope."
■ Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
"Holy Currencies is insightful, practical, and easy to use with any small group, and it has the potential to pay large dividends through the creation of energized and equipped leadership."
■ Bruce A. Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
"Eric Law has taken anxiety about declining resources and scarce money and turned it upside down and inside out. With fresh new perspectives and useful tools he opens our eyes to see currencies of abundance."
■ Mark Smutny, Senior Pastor, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, author of Sacred Space for the City, Sacred Space for All

Holy Currencies is based on the book of the same name by Eric H. F. Law, an Episcopal priest and founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute. We will be led by leaders from Kaleidoscope. For more than 20 years, Kaleidoscope has provided transformative training and resources for churches in all major denominations in the United States and Canada.

For more information...
Eric Law writes a weekly blog called The Sustainist: Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World; at http://ehflaw.typepad.com/

A preview of the book is available at
http://www.chalicepress.com/assets/pdfpreviews/HolyCurrencies_Preview.pdf