Stewardship Institute kicks off April 7

The 2009 St. Ambrose Stewardship Institute, designed to train and develop leaders for parish stewardship ministry, will kick off April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon in Gannon Hall at St. Mathias Church in Muscatine. 

An eight-week session focusing on the spirituality and theology of stewardship will follow from April 13 to June 5. A second, eight-week session will take place from Aug. 10 to Oct. 2.

Institute participants will read and write occasional reflections about stewardship-related statements, articles and books; reflect weekly on Scripture; regularly meet in person with a coach; meet three times with other participants and coaches; assess stewardship ministry in their parish and present the findings to their pastor; and get involved in parish stewardship ministry.

Dan Ebener, diocesan stewardship director, will facilitate.

The institute is a collaborative effort of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, the Diocese of Davenport, Diocese of Des Moines and Archdiocese of Dubuque.

To sign up, e-mail Ebener at

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