As bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows leads the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis with values of bringing our whole selves to God for sustenance, for inspiration, and for healing. She believes that “the world is filled with incredible beauty and unspeakable pain, and that God is deeply in the midst of it all loving us fiercely.” Jennifer will give the closing keynote address that will holistically connect the conference themes.
Content for Learning and Strategizing
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is a premiere partner in the Generosity Transformed! Conference and will be presenting their initial findings and early results of the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices (NSCEP). The nationally-representative study of more than 1,000 US congregations from across the theological spectrum is examining their theological, cultural, and practical orientations toward money. Similar studies have not been conducted for decades, so these fresh understandings of how congregations receive, manage, and spend their financial resources will be current, credible benchmarks in the field of congregational giving. Dr. David P. King, director of the Lake Institute and professor at Indiana University, and Melissa Spas, managing director of education and engagement for the Lake Institute, will make the presentations and guide conference participants in strategic conversations to practically apply the insights of the study results. A premiere organization engaged in the advancement of faith-based philanthropy, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving exists to foster a greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving through research, education, and training.
The Generosity Transformed! Conference will take place at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, approximately 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport.
Lodging and Transportation
Generosity Transformed! Conference participants should make their own lodging arrangements at the hotel of their choice. Many hotels are near Second Presbyterian Church. Conference participants also need to care for their own transportation to and from the airport and to and from the church.
Generosity Transformed Conference livestreaming participants will have live access to all 4 keynote presentations and 2 presentations by the Lake Institute.
The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 and concludes at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Register by March 5 for a $25 early bird discount.
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Register before March 30 to avoid a late fee. Regular registration is $300.00 USD. Regular registration ends March 30, 2019. Late registration is $325.00 USD. Late registration ends April 12, 2019. Live Streaming registration is $99.00 USD. Online registration closes April 12, 2019.