Game Changing Leadership – Make Your Annual Giving Statement Work for You • January 2022 (Online Workshop)
Once the Christmas season ends and the new year begins, it’s time to work on the annual giving statement. This statement can start to feel more like an administrative requirement that must be sent out to the congregation before the end of January, but it is also a great opportunity. Most church annual giving statements are simply a printed statement, that looks more like an invoice, accompanied by a form letter, and placed in a standard #10 labeled envelope.
During this webinar, Chris will explore a myriad of different ideas that can help your annual giving statement become an opportunity to grow your culture of generosity instead of simply being an IRS obligation. You will be able to pick and choose from several different ideas that will bring a transformational focus to the annual giving statements you send as an inspiration to those who have honored Christ with their giving to your church.
At the end of the workshop, Chris will lead a question and answer segment as well as take a few moments to share ways he and Generis, as a consultant, can go more in-depth with your church.
When is the workshop? January 11th, 2022, at 11:00 am CT on Zoom
What is the cost? This workshop is 100% FREE
Can I earn CEU credit? Yes! You can earn .1 CEU credit by attending this event.
How long is the workshop? The workshop lasts for one hour
Who are the speakers? Chris Stovall, Generis; Terri Turner, UM Foundation Executive Director
Chris Stovall, CFRE & Generis Senior Generosity Strategist
Chris has over 32-years of church ministry experience. During that time, he has served in almost every capacity on a church staff including planting a church which he led for 15-years. Chris has now been doing church consulting and coaching for 16+ years. His background professionally prior to occupational ministry started in corporate commercial banking for 5-years. Chris is also CFRE certified which stands for Certified Fund Raising Executive and indicates professionalism, confidence, and ethics in fundraising. The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals. Educationally he holds a BS in Business/Accounting from Murray State University, a BA in Music from Western Kentucky University and both an
MA in Theology and an MDiv from Luther Rice University.
Chris’ sole professional focus is now working with churches as a consultant for Generis. To learn more about Chris and the work he is doing with churches go to www.cultivategenerosity.com.
Terri Turner, UM Foundation Executive Director
Terri Turner has been the Executive Director of the Alabama-West Florida Conference United Methodist Foundation since 1991, currently overseeing over $93 million in assets for churches. A graduate of Florida State University, Terri spent 13 years in the investment brokerage business and finds her expertise as a financial consultant very helpful in counseling with church members and churches. Responsibilities with the Foundation include overseeing the administration and investment management of permanent gifts and church funds as well as developing programs throughout the conference to encourage good stewardship of God’s gifts. Terri is an active member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Foundations where she has served as President and is active nationally in Foundation work as a member of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations. Terri and her family are members of FUMC in Dothan, AL.
The UM Foundation is partnering with Generis to provide “Game Changing Leadership: Make Your Year-End Giving Statement Work for You” online workshop on January 11th.
If you have any questions about these events, please call the Foundation office at (334) 793-6820 or email [email protected].