Date of Award

5-1-2019

Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Department

Practical Theology

First Advisor

David Peter

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 1:17; Galatians 5:22; John 3:6; Ecclesiastes 2:8–9; Deuteronomy 6:6–9; Deuteronomy 17:18–20; Deuteronomy 27:3; Deuteronomy 31:24–27; Deuteronomy 32:46; Mark 10:1–9; Matthew 5:17; Genesis 2:5, 15; Genesis 2:16–17; Genesis 9:3; Matthew 28:18–20; Psalm 00:3; Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3; Psalm 20:7; Isaiah 31:1; Hebrews 3:12–19; Colossians 1:15–18; Exodus 8:8ff; Numbers 21:7; 1 Samuel 20:23; Nehemiah 1:4–11; Romans 3:22a–25; Romans 11:11–15; Titus 3:5–7; Ecclesiastes 1:4–10; Mark 26:26–28; Psalm 45:15–16; Psalm 100:1–5;

Abstract

Stolarczyk, R., Brian “THEOLOGICAL AND FINANCIAL INTEGRITY IN CHURCH BUDGETING: A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF BUDGET THEORY EDUCATION USING A TWO KINDS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FRAMEWORK.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2019. 182 pp.

The operating budget at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Port Charlotte, FL emphasized the management of God’s gifts but did not adequately emphasize their primary relationship with God during the budgetary process and did not strongly connect the budget with their congregational mission. A three-hour seminar was developed to teach budget theory and the Lutheran doctrine of the two kinds of righteousness in an integrated manner. Five interviews were conducted and analyzed to assess the leaders’ ability to identify improvements. Leaders identified a need for increased connection to congregation’s mission and expressed general suggestions to emphasize the appreciation of the two kinds of righteousness during the annual budgetary process.

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