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In "The Wi$dom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life," a Tapestry of Faith program
Engage participants in a brainstorm. Ask them to name different ways that money comes into our personal lives (for example, earnings from work, gifts, garage sales) and then to name ways that it leaves (for example, rent, groceries, charitable donations, education, family support). Record the responses in the columns on the "home" sheet of labeled newsprint, until you have 10 to 15 items on each side of the "ledger." Then, repeat the process for the inflow and outflow of money in the congregation, capturing responses on the other labeled sheet of newsprint. Examples of inflow might be pledges, grants, collection plate, rental income; outflows might be salaries for staff, money spent on worship, the RE budget, and so on.
Post the sheet of newsprint with reflection questions. Offer these questions for group reflection, noting that you will explore them more deeply later in the workshop:
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Last updated on Friday, November 22, 2013.
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