‘Stewardship University’ offers help for many financial issues of life

The local faith community is partnering with Mennonite Mutual Aid, a faith-based financial services organization, to offer Stewardship University Feb. 21 at the Fine Art Center on the campus of Bethel College in North Newton.

Stewardship University is open to the public.

The event offers courses that provide practical tips on living a more fulfilling life, with a focus on helping people make financial choices that reflect their faith beliefs.

Courses titles include ?Generosity in a Weakening Economy,? ?Understanding Credit and Debit Cards,? ?Managing Health Care Costs,? ?Faithful Fitness? and ?Greening Our Churches.?

One of the featured presentations is the Good Sense Budget Workshop, which will offer participants a plan for how to manage their money and offer the inspiration to follow through.

Other key topics include: congregational stewardship, personal health and fitness, congregational health ministries, creation care, end of life planning, financial planning in turbulent times, leadership development, and a special track for young adults including sessions on mastering technology, financial planning and discerning God?s calling in life.

The courses are led by experts in their field, ranging from financial counselors to environmental and health educators.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and sessions conclude at 2:30 p.m.

A number of registration options are available. High school and full-time college students are free.

For more information and a complete listing of sessions offered, visit www.StewardshipUniversity.org, or contact Pete Flaming, MMA managing director, at 877-467-7924.

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