Cultivating Generous Congregations is offered by CBF in partnership with the Lake Institute which is one of America’s foremost authorities on faith and generosity.  Each year, we offer two cohorts – one in the Winter (February/March) and one in the Fall (September/October). Both cohorts are composed of 12 congregations with each church having space for 3 participants. Over the course of the study, we focus on developing a healthy theology of generosity, understanding the latest statistics and trends related to giving, creating a year-round approach to stewardship education, developing our members as donors and understanding how different generations are motivated to give among other topics. At the end of each Cohort, churches work to form specific stewardship goals based on what they have learned in the class. The cost to participate is $550 per congregation. This includes all materials and access to our online learning archive of articles, videos and charts related to various elements of generosity.

CBFVA is hoping to put together a cohort of churches from Virginia! CBFVA will also give 100 dollars towards any church from Virginia that joins the cohort in 2023!

Dr. Art Wright, pastor of Williamsburg Baptist, is in the midst of this cohort process. Here is a video where Art discusses his experience:

For more info, contact Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer.