Developing a Year-Round Stewardship Strategy

Developing a Year-Round Stewardship Strategy • April 2024 (Online Webinar) In the past, many local churches have had no strategy around stewardship, or one that involved a single event – an annual fall pledge campaign. A campaign can be an important piece, but it is just one piece of what could (and should) be a […]

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More Than Money: What Does It Look Like to Grow a Giver

More Than Money: What Does It Look Like to Grow a Giver • March 2024 (Online Workshop) We want the people under our pastoral care to grow in their prayer life, understanding and love for the Word of God, ability and desire to tell others about Jesus, and in their service of the Kingdom’s purposes. […]

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Upcoming 2024 Game Changing Leadership Webinars

Game Changing Leadership events focus on a variety of financial topics and needs within the church including, but not limited to, fostering a generous culture, developing financial leadership skills, developing and implementing planned giving/legacy giving, and improving personal and church financial health. Each event covers relevant topics and includes practical tips and tools that church leaders […]

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Generosity Matters | Summer/Fall 2023 Newsletter and 2022 Annual Report

New Executive Assistant Joins the United Methodist Foundation Staff On August 21st, Alicia Weed joined the Foundation staff. She serves as our new Executive Assistant at the Foundation and works closely with the Development Fund. Alicia received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Troy University Dothan and has over 10 years of experience in […]

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Fall 2023 Foundation Board Meets at Blue Lake Camp

On November 8th we held our Fall Foundation Board of Directors meeting at the beautiful Blue Lake Camp in Andalusia, Alabama! We are thankful for the Foundation Board of Directors, District Superintendents, staff, and our professional investors and advisors for their invaluable leadership, insight, and skills that help lead our Foundation forward in this ministry […]

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A Great Time to Consider a Charitable Gift Annuity

Return rates for charitable gift annuities (CGA) increased this year, making 2023 a great time to consider setting up a CGA and locking in these new rates! A CGA benefits you now and your church or favorite ministry later. Benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity: Designate future support for your church or other charities, programs, […]

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2022 Annual Report

The Foundation has continued to grow the number of our relationships with churches and donors and, as a result, has grown funds that support hundreds of ministries. In 2022, our Foundation was entrusted with $113,385,233.92 million and disbursed millions back into ministry, missions, buildings, education, and more. Assets Held by the Foundation: The Foundation meets […]

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Foundation Administers Scholarship Funds for Churches

The Foundation has been managing scholarship funds since 2000 and disbursed $271,973.02 to qualified applicants in 2022 alone. While some funds were set up by the Foundation, many were set up by local churches and organizations in order to benefit clergy, seminary students, and local undergrads. When you partner with the Foundation to manage scholarship […]

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New Executive Assistant Joins the United Methodist Foundation Staff

The Foundation’s mission is to encourage generosity, foster planned giving, develop planned giving programs, and manage investment funds of scale in order to strengthen the work of Christ’s church for all. On August 21st, Alicia Weed joined the Foundation staff. She serves as our new Executive Assistant at the Foundation and works closely with the […]

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Christmas and Year-End Giving Resources 2023

Merry Christmas! The Foundation Staff and Board of Directors would like to say a special thank you during this season of Advent. We are praying for each of your churches as you prepare during this meaningful season and close the financial books on the 2023 fiscal year. We are grateful to faithfully serve churches, ministries, […]

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