“Living Abundantly” A Workshop on Personal Finance and the Christian Household


Saturday, February 25th from 1-2:30

At Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

3955 W. Big Beaver Road (Big Beaver and Adams)



Troy, MI 48085

Join us for a conversation about personal finance that offers a practical and “hands on” approach to getting your own household in financial order.  The bible praises good managers of resources – and understanding your personal finances can bring you peace in your family and relationships – while helping you to build the capacity to practice generosity the way you would if you could!  Participants will be given resources and strategies to improve their personal economic situation.

This workshop is being offered at no cost to participants, though participants are invited to provide a donation to defray travel costs.  In addition, a light lunch of soup and sandwiches will be served before the workshop for a $5 donation.  Please RSVP with office for lunch.  A Stewardship workshop will precede lunch from 9-12.

Our presenter for the workshop is:

Rev. Bruce A. Barkhauer, the first “Minister for Faith and Giving for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  In this position he heads the Center for Faith and Giving  (http://centerforfaithandgiving.org).   For twenty-five years he has led congregations in Ohio and Indiana in achieving high levels of financial support for local and global missions and he now shares his experi­ence across the life of the whole church.

His energy, vision, and entrepreneurial spirit enhance gifts in both business and ministry. He brings a biblically based understanding about stewardship combined with theological integrity and weds them to the current trends and best prac­tices related to spirituality and money. In his workshops and writings, Rev. Barkhauer also talks about the multiple understandings about stewardship in the biblical witness as they touch the whole life of a person of faith.

He is a graduate of Ohio University (Athens), Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis), and did Doctor of Ministry studies at Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, OH).  He is married to Laura and they share three grown children.