Cultivating Generous Congregations


The United Church of Christ Michigan Conference and Lake Institute on Faith & Giving invite you and your ministry teams to participate in a seminar experience that could change the way you and your congregation approach giving and generosity,

Saturday, February 29 & Sunday, March 1, 2020

Event Times: 

Saturday, February 29th:  9:00 a.m. Registration - Event begins at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1st:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (May dismiss earlier)

The Peoples Church, 200 West Grand River, East Lansing, MI 

Cultivating Generous Congregations is a two-day interactive seminar, demonstrating how pastors and ministry leaders canunearth and energize congregational generosity by exploring the significant and necessary steps to creating lasting cultural change within a congregation.

This course is intended for those who:

  • Believe in their congregation's capacity for greater generosity;
  • Have a desire to become more comfortable with money;
  • Are willing to redefine giving in your congregation; and 
  • Understand giving to include service, social networks and the sharing of ideas and professional expertise.


Rev. Andy DeBraber serves as Generosity Officer for the United Chruch of Christ, securing major gifts from across the country for all ministries of the national setting and leading workshops on philanthropy & stewardship. After being a local church pastor, he led an organization working with homelessness from the brink of closure back to health. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rev. Andrew B. Warner, CFRE, serves as a Generosity Outreach Officer of the national setting of the UCC. In that role he trains, coaches, and mentors conference and congregational leaders across the country to strengthen the culture of generosity in the UCC. Andrew also serves as President & CEO of the UCC Foundation of Wisconsin.


  • $100 for one participant from a church
  • $150 for two participants from the same church
  • $200 for 3 - 5 participants from the same church.


Space is limited. Deadline to register is February 7, 2020.

For any questions, please contact Lisa Soulliere at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (517)332-3511. 



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