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The Ministry of Development Institute

The NEW Stewardship

As development and stewardship professionals, pastors, and ministry leaders I want to personally invite you to our new and innovative approach to training in stewardship, leadership, and development.

Our Ministry of Development Institute will provide cutting edge trends, information, and proven strategies based upon years of experience, and from the latest stewardship research.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About the Institute:

The New Stewardship is an approach to our relationship with God that encourages generosity as a way of life. Stewardship is more than a church offering, but a way of seeing the world with a transformed heart.

It is time for all church and parachurch organizations to consider stewardship as a key component of every Christian’s spiritual walk.

Our approach will be to provide you with information and training in the mornings, and then work with you in small groups or your team to apply the messages of the day.

Who Should Attend:

Whether you are a one-person shop, part of a large team, or someone new to the field, this Institute will give you the fundamentals and the latest, important trends in development and stewardship.

The Program:

  • Topic 1 The New Stewardship presentation, discussion and implementation sessions
  • Topic 2 The New Leadership presentation, discussion and implementation sessions with special guest speakers.
  • Topic 3 The New Development presentation, discussion and implementation sessions

Respected Faculty:

Dr. John R. Frank, CFRE, President, The Frank Group, Inc.

John Frank is passionate about stewardship. He studies, teaches, and consults on stewardship and believes it is the key to a holistic approach to life for individuals and organizations. He is Founder/President of The Frank Group, a consulting firm that presents a holistic, and relational approach to serving non-profit organizations, their leadership, and their donors. He holds a master’s degree in Philanthropy and Development and is currently completing his doctoral program in Leadership in the Emerging Culture. His dissertation will be the creation of an MA in Stewardship and Development program. A nationally and internationally recognized speaker and teacher, John’s expertise includes current giving, capital campaigns, and leadership. He also consults with boards and ministry leadership. He has authored articles on development and leadership. His latest book, The Monthly Partner, was published in 2005 and his first book, The Ministry of Development, was published in 1996.


You can host a Ministry of Development Institute in your church or community. For more information on a one, two, or three day Institute, complete the contact form.