Resolutions for the New Year

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 […]

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Tax Benefits of Year-End Giving

With the December 31 deadline for tax-deductible gifts in sight, now is the perfect time to think about making charitable gifts. Giving at the end of the year can be an opportunity to tithe from a work bonus, catch up on giving for the year, bless others, and benefit from attractive tax deductions. These gifts […]

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8 Giving Tips

It comes as no surprise that giving is at an all-time high during November and December. It is easy to become overwhelmed with donation requests from great organizations, but where is the best place to start? One way to begin the process is by thinking of the things you are most passionate about, then finding […]

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Plan a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Throughout the year the church raises funds for a variety of different ministries and outreaches. As fall begins, many churches start to plan and implement a strategy for one last giving campaign before the end of the year. A year-end giving campaign can be a great way to encourage generosity the last couple months of […]

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Generosity Matters – Fall 2017

You can find tips for giving, year-end giving tax-deductions, and planning a year-end giving campaign in the Fall newsletter! View and download the newsletter here.

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Remember to say “Thank You”

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the […]

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Imagine… A Generosity Ministry

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 (NLT)   The theme of the 2017 Annual Conference was “Imagine; By Faith It […]

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Twenty-Eight Years of Dedicated Service

Before stepping down from his position as a Director of the Development Fund Board, Steve McCarroll attended the June 21, 2017, board meeting. This meeting marks 28 years of his continued service and dedication to the Development Fund. McCarroll has served on the Development Fund Board since 1989, only two years after its inception on […]

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Are you on the map?

The AWF Conference District Map features blue and red dots for churches and agencies in the Conference who are utilizing the services and resources of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation and Development Fund. The Foundation If your church or agency has funds managed through the Foundation, including endowments and planned gifts, you will find yourself […]

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Father’s Day Resource

“Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.” Proverbs 14:26 Dads and Father Figures in our lives are irreplaceable. Their strength and spiritual guidance are like a lighthouse. Think about making a planned gift in his honor this Father’s Day. These gifts leave a legacy of generosity […]

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