Game Changing Leadership: Tools to be More Effective as a Pastor with Your Church Budget and Finance Committee

Tools to be More Effective as a Pastor with Your Church Budget and Finance Committee • August 2022 (Online Workshop)

  •  “Sometimes I feel intimidated by my Finance Team, because I’m not gifted at finances or making a budget.”
  • “Sometimes I feel like me and my Finance Team see things completely differently. I don’t know how to get us both on the same page.”
  • “I know how to do ministry, but I don’t know how to build budgets or work with church finances. How do I translate my passion for ministry into something my Finance Team can better understand and get excited about?”

These are just a few of the comments and questions pastors have expressed about being part of Finance Teams. Maybe you can resonate with some or all of them! During this webinar, Chris will help us understand better ways to communicate our vision for ministry that take into account and work with our Finance Team’s desire to account for and manage church finances. Chris’ hope is that you can use some of the ideas presented to improve your effectiveness and unity with your Finance Team as you all move together towards the God-inspired vision for your church.

Event Details

When is the workshop? NEW DATE Thursday, August 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, CFRE & Generis Senior Generosity Strategist; Terri Turner, UM Foundation Executive Director

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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



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: Creating a Culture of Generosity Post-Pandemic” online workshop on February 10th.

If you have any questions about these events, please call the Foundation office at (334) 793-6820 or email [email protected].