When this InDepth blog launched in April 2019 we envisioned a site that would provide some “behind the scenes” insights into Winebrenner Theological Seminary and our collaborative partners. Over the past two and a half years the site has provided a deeper and broader perspective about the mission and work of Winebrenner.
Many of the posts have highlighted various aspects of affordability as it relates to our organizational mission and strategy. This seems fitting since our understanding of stewardship is foundational to our overall mission-fulfillment. In a previous post I wrote “Within God’s kingdom, stewardship is about how we manage and distribute all of our resources, whether financial or relational.”
Throughout this month we will be exploring various aspects of stewardship including the steps Winebrenner has taken to model good stewardship and financial management. In another post I wrote “sound fiscal decisions model patterns of stewardship for future leaders.” Providing positive and biblical examples of stewardship for our students is just another way we can fulfill our mission of equipping leaders for service in God’s kingdom.
A healthy understanding of organizational stewardship requires “all hands on deck” – in other words, all areas of Winebrenner will be affected when we take seriously the call to manage our finances well. If you’ll permit me one more quote from a previous post…”An integrated approach to stewardship and finances is needed – cost reduction, revenue generation, curriculum (re)development, and a focus on spending less to educate more students needs to be priorities.”
Join us in throughout November as we explore what it means to prioritize stewardship at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
– Dr. Brent Sleasman, President