INVE$T YC 2018 – 2019
INVE$T YC (Young Clergy) promotes financial health and personal practices. Many young clergy begin their ministry with significant debt and don’t have the tools, skills, and experience to budget, save, and eliminate debt. This can interfere with one’s ability to preach, teach, and practice generosity and stewardship in a local congregation. INVE$T YC is designed to help clergy be pro-active instead of re-active. The program also will teach skills for young clergy to manage stress, set boundaries, and establish practices that enable a lifetime of healthy ministry.
WHO: WNC clergy under the age of 40.
WHAT: A program that includes four events (one overnight and 3 day-long) aimed at helping young clergy develop and maintain life-long practices of financial and personal health. Registration includes all 4 gatherings and attendance is expected at each of them.
Session 1 – Your Relationship with Money and Possessions
Monday, September 17 | 1:30 pm – Tuesday, September 18, 2018, | 3:30 pm
Boone United Methodist Church, Boone, NC
This first time together will include Sabbath & Self-Care, Your Money Story, Your Theology of Money, and Personal Budgeting.
Session 2 – Let’s Get Technical – Church Finances and Clergy Taxes
Thursday, November 1, 2018, | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Catholic Retreat Center, Hickory, NC
This session will cover Church Finances and Clergy Taxes.
Session 3 – Pay it Back, Pay it Forward: Debt, Investing, Wills
Thursday, January 24, 2019, | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Methodist Foundation of WNC, Huntersville, NC
This session will cover Saving, Investing, Paying Down Debt, Wills, and Powers of Attorney.
Session 4 – Ora et Labora: Prayer AND Work for The Future
Thursday, May 2, 2019, | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
High Point University, High Point, NC
This session will cover Navigating the UM Pension Program and Hope for Young Clergy.
More information and registration coming soon.