Foundation Events Continue Online

 “Thank you for the practical, valuable, informative Game Changing Leadership session. We are blessed to have his (Chris Stovall’s) expertise shared through the Foundation. Thanks to all.” – Marge Roate, FUMC Wetumpka Stewardship Chair

Since 2019, we have provided Game Changing Leadership events to resource churches and individuals with tips and tools needed to continue ministry and cover topics that matter to you. We are so blessed to be able to continue providing these events during such uncertain times and connecting digitally with you and your congregations.

In the Spring 2021 Generosity Matters newsletter, we asked for your struggles, pain points, and what type of events you would like to see in the future. Your top survey responses included creating a culture of generosity, talking about giving in the church, resourcing financial and trustee teams, planned giving, annual campaigns, and year-end giving. 

Based on the top responses, we kicked off our 2021 events in August with a session on annual campaigns and are excited to announce “Knowing How to Use Giving Tuesday and Year-End Giving to Benefit Your Church” with Chris Stovall (Generis) coming this November. This event will focus on two generosity moments you can use to grow your church’s overall culture of generosity. It will also give you specific ideas to make Giving Tuesday and Year-End Giving far more impactful.

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 and has steadily grown in popularity and success. In 2020 United States nonprofits raised $2.5 billion in charitable contributions. Even though Giving Tuesday is more generally used by non-church nonprofits, Chris has some great ideas of how your church can take advantage of this special day.

The end of each year is probably one of the most natural times that people are open and willing to be more generous. National averages and Generis research both show that December is the largest giving month for churches (learn more here). Every church would be wise to have a Year-End Giving strategy, and at our upcoming event, Chris will share 2-3 ideas your church can implement as part of its strategy.

Learn more about upcoming events, register or email [email protected] for more information.