Addressing issues of Money in Transition
November 11-14, 2019
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090
Watch the above video to hear about the conference and the theme for 2019.
Transition addresses every aspect of congregational life in preparing for a new ministry relationship and future. Faith and finances can be one of the most difficult areas to address. How can transitional ministers engage conversation regarding not only the current financial condition of a congregation, but its relationship to and with money? This year’s conference will explore the connection of faith and finances, practical tools for engaging congregations in addressing financial health, and a case study discussion sharing the collective wisdom of seasoned professionals to apply our interim training to money matters.
The 2019 Conference Team is delighted to announce that Senior Partners and Vice Presidents, Kristine Miller and Rev. Scott McKenzie of Horizons Stewardship will be presenting plenary programs and a series of workshops around the IMN conference theme. We are excited to learn from their expertise of bringing money into the light during the interim process.
Horizons was created in response to the struggles many congregations encounter in funding their visions for ministry. Their founder, Clif Christopher, saw the need to inspire generosity and make disciples through the church. Their expanding team of generosity experts partner with congregations across all denominational and geographical boundaries helping them grow giving and achieve their visions.
Kristine began her interest in generosity as a member of the stewardship team at her church. Kristine believes, “This journey of discovery is one of the many ways in which God has expressed generosity to me. It is a journey that I expect will last a lifetime.” She serves as a Senior Vice President and Partner of Horizons Stewardship.
Kristine is a blogger, book author and frequent speaker at stewardship conferences and other events. She has served as a vestry member at her parish and on several non-profit boards including TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) and Canterbury on-the-Lake, a non-profit senior care facility in Waterford, Michigan. A native of Ohio, Kristine did her undergraduate work in Business Administration at The Ohio State University and received her M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University. Kristine has also achieved C.F.R.E. (Certified Fundraising Executive) status.
Kristine is a co-author of Bounty: Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church (Abingdon Press, 2013) a book that helps churches to jumpstart their stewardship efforts. She is also co-author of C.L.I.M.B. Higher: Reaching New Heights in Giving and Discipleship that outlines the process and theology for churches that wish to reach the summit of transformational stewardship.
Rev. Scott McKenzie
First and always a pastor, Scott is currently a Partner and Senior Vice President with Horizons Stewardship. He has over 20 years of experience in stewardship development, capital campaigns, vision discernment and conflict management. Prior to his time in consulting, he was a local church pastor and the Director of Stewardship for the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. As a national stewardship consultant, he has worked with a wide variety of denominations including United Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic.
Dr. McKenzie passionately believes stewardship is ultimately a question of faith development and discipleship. As a national workshop leader and conference speaker, he teaches stewardship as “grounded in gratitude, revealed in prayer and lived in faith.” He holds degrees from Messiah College and United Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. is in spiritual formation from Duquesne University. He lives in York, Pennsylvania.
Scott is the co-author of Climb Higher: Reaching New Heights in Giving and Discipleship and Bounty: Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church.
Scott’s new book, Generosity Rising: Lead a Stewardship Revolution, is now available.