The Rev. Laura Stern is pastor of Soapstone United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C. Before that she served as an associate pastor at Millbrook UMC in Raleigh and as pastor of Ocracoke UMC on Ocracoke Island, N.C. She is an elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
A free toolkit from the “Shifting Ground” initiative, “Let’s Talk About Resources” uses case studies, games and reflective discussion questions to facilitate creative conversations about how congregations can use their resources in service to their local community.
It can be used online or in person. These resources were co-created by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the innovative design team at RootedGood.