Discovering God's Economy


    Dr. Joy Anderson is a national leader at the intersection of business and social change. Named as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, her leadership and expertise have been at the forefront of the development of the social capital markets over the last 10 years. She was a founding partner of Good Capital, an investment firm that has been at the forefront of impact investing, and was the founding board chair of Village Capital. Joy is currently the President of Criterion Institute (formerly Criterion Ventures), which she founded 13 years ago.

    Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton is President and Professor of Theology at Christian Theological Seminary. Before coming to CTS, he served as Associate Professor of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School. His teaching and research focuses on the ways theological ideas and church practices can change the world.

    Discovering God's Economy: Faith and Economic Relationships

    A course for anyone interested in what the Christian Gospel has to do with the economy, and how the Church can change the world

    ““Discovering God’s Economy” is a hands-on, intensive, interdisciplinary,
    experiential course exploring the deep connections between Christian faith and the
    financial economies that shape our everyday lives, with particular attention on how
    churches can strengthen economic relationships in their neighborhoods.
    The course will involve practices related to spiritual reflection and Christian faith
    formation, helping participants to recognize our individual and collective identities
    as economic beings, called to be in economic relationships that reflect our faith.
    Two features make this seminar truly distinctive:

    1.  The course will take place in connection with the 1K Churches campaign, a movement of churches seeking to form faithful economic relationships with local microbusinesses. The goal is to inspire and equip 1000 congregations to invest in microbusinesses in their local communities their local communities over the next five years, building just, faithful, and transformative economic relationships between churches and their communities that reflect what we believe God’s economy to be. 1K Churches provides a discernment process (a 5-7 week biblical and theological study of faith and finance), through which congregations examine their economic relationships and consider how investing in local microbusinesses can be a part of living out the Christian call to love our neighbors.

    2.  The course will practice what we preach, investing CTS funds into the local Indianapolis community.

    This course may be taken for master’s degree academic credit, or for an Executive Certificate in Christian Community Economics.

    Tuition for the Executive Certificate program: $1,400 (scholarships available).The course will meet over three weekends: three Fridays from 3pm - 6pm, and three Saturdays from 9am - 5pm.

    Friday, January 24, 2014     
    3pm – 6pm
    Saturday, January 25, 2014         9am – 5pm
    Friday, March 7, 2014
    3pm – 6pm 
    Saturday, March 8, 2014
    9am – 5pm
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    3pm – 6pm
    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    9am – 5pm
    To enroll, or with questions, please contact Sarah Evans at