Tapestry of Faith: The Wi$dom Path: An Adult Program on Money, Spirit, and Life

Leader Resource 1: The Wi$dom Path – Program Overview

Part of The Wi$dom Path

Workshops 1-3, Money and Self, build awareness of and explore our own attitudes and experiences with money.

Workshop 1, Talking about Money. What is money and why is it important?

Workshop 2, The Meaning of Money in Our Lives. Telling our personal money stories to one other.

Workshop 3, Cultural Lessons about Money and Wealth. Teasing apart the lessons about virtue that we have been taught, intentionally or otherwise.

Workshops 4-7, Money and Society, explore how our financial ways of being affect one another.

Workshop 4, The Many Meanings of Money. Exploring the way money flows and functions within our primary social units and in our congregational lives.

Workshop 5, Money and Society. Understanding how people in different socioeconomic strata access resources and how these constraints shape one’s understanding of the world; entering an ongoing process of accepting the fact and responsibilities of relative privilege.

Workshop 6, A Network of Mutuality. Exploring the effects of individual and collective fiscal decisions on our contemporary and future communities.

Workshop 7, Imagining a Transformed World. Seeing the sparks around us of systems working differently, stories of successes in connecting people across boundaries in new ways.

Workshops 8-12, Money, Spirit, and Life, guide participants toward actions that align one’s faith, values, and sense of life calling with financial ways of being.

Workshop 8, Faithful Earning. Making money with spirit! Making money meaningful by connecting its earning to honest labor and a sense of vocation.

Workshop 9, Faithful Spending. Using money with spirit! Putting money to use by enjoying the gifts of the world while seeing and responding to unintended consequences.

Workshop 10, Faithful Giving. Putting money to work with spirit! Using capital in alignment with our values and objectives.

Workshop 11, Faithful Investing. Sharing what we have with spirit! Finding the space for deep and sustained generosity and overcoming internal and external impediments to practice.

Workshop 12, Spiritual Practices in a Material World. Bringing all we’ve learned together to make a practical plan for transforming our living.