ECRF 2017


Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising is full.  If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact us at

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and Christian Theological Seminary are partnering to offer the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF). This four-day, intensive program with a practical application project provides the research, tools and customized training necessary to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that, in turn, enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.  Click here for more information on the program requirements.

Registration Information


Begins August 7, 2017
DAY ONE: Nurturing Generous Congregations & Organizations
DAY TWO: Nurturing Generous Donors
DAY THREE: Fundraising as Ministry
DAY FOUR: Shaping a Theology of Money

Location: Christian Theological Seminary
1000 W. 42nd Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Tuition: $1,250.00 for 4-day onsite sessions plus materials, breakfast and snacks. $1,450.00 for 4-day onsite sessions plus materials and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks).

Space is limited. The first 25 applications will be accepted.

To register, click here. 

About the Institute
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving fosters a greater understanding of the ways in which faith both inspires and informs giving by providing knowledge, education, and training.

Lodging Suggestions:

CTS Hospitality House
To make a reservation contact Sarah Evans via email or call her at 317-931-2303. 

Comfort Inn and Suites North at the Pyramids
9090 Wesleyan Road, Indpls. IN 46268

Fairfield Inn and Suites
5905 W. 86th Street, Indpls. IN 46278

Embassy Suites by Hilton Indpls. North
3912 Vincennes Road, Indpls. IN46268
(317) 872-2974 fax

Hampton Inn & Suites Airport
9020 Hatfield Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46231
(317) 856-1000
(317) 856-5120 fax