Father’s Day Resources 2020

Dads and Father Figures in our lives are irreplaceable. Their strength and spiritual guidance are like a lighthouse. Thank you for your continued partnership and ministry within the AWF Conference. As a small thank you, we have provided several resources that you can use this Father’s Day! Father’s Day Resources Include: • Social Media Posts […]

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The UM Foundation – Focusing Forward

This letter is to personally thank you on behalf of the Board of Directors of the U. M. Foundation for your support during the COVID-19 crisis, recent AWF Conference restructuring, and potential changes in the United Methodist Church and our conference.  The growth of your funds to over $100 million in the Foundation and Development […]

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Online Workshop 3: Forward Focus Framework

Forward Focus Framework: Moving boldly towards new directions in ministry, deploying people in meaningful ways, and renewing generosity and stewardship. – with Dave Travis Have your questions changed since the first of the year? I bet they have. And what will our church’s next year look like? Other than different? The Forward Focus Framework is a tool […]

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Online Workshop 2: SERVE-ival

SERVE-ival: Capturing the big-hearted enthusiasm for missions we’re seeing in these times and transforming it into a future forward framework for lasting change. – with Brian Jones We’ve seen an incredible revival of neighbors serving neighbors. An engaging missions program in your church inspires a congregation and blesses a community. And an engaging missions program […]

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Online Workshop 1: What’s Ahead for the Next Generation

What’s Ahead for the Next Generation: Using these strange times to be the church in new ways to grow your church, more effectively disciple leaders and kids, and engage parents. – with Erin English Kids and Student Ministries have shifted – literally overnight. As leaders, we’ve learned to flex our ability to “pivot” and likely will do so […]

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2020 Scholarships

Did you know ministerial and lay scholarships are available through the Foundation? The Foundation is proud to administer scholarships established by United Methodist donors for the benefit of United Methodist students. Be sure to let students in your congregation know about this opportunity and have them fill out our application (see links below) before June 30 […]

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Generosity Matters | Spring 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Continuity of Operations Plan We are closely monitoring the progress of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and we are remaining operational to meet the pressing needs of our partners in ministry through our current Continuity of Operations Plan, which includes… Continue Reading Development Fund Rate Change During this trying time for all of us, the […]

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Wesley Heirs: Loving, Learning, and Living

 “This is a very caring, loving group that supports each other as we share ministries and memories.” – Rev. Mark Stewart, President of Wesley Heirs Executive Board Wesley Heirs was founded in 1983 as an AWF Conference ministry for retired ministers and their spouses. Members enjoy fellowship gatherings surrounded by like-minded […]

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Game Changing Leadership Events (2019 & 2020)

“The AWF United Methodist Foundation is always looking for ways to support the local church. Providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic allows pastors and church staff to discover new ways to operate.” – Anonymous (April 2020) In January 2019, the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation established Game Changing Leadership as a continuing service and resource […]

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Development Fund Rate Change

During this trying time for all of us, the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Development Fund and its Board of Directors voted to lower our mortgage interest rate from 4.25% to 3.95%, effective May 1, 2020. We are making this adjustment to all loans, both new and existing. Interest earned from deposit accounts will also be […]

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