Year-End Giving Resources 2021

Everyone has something to give, but it can be hard to know what to give and what options are available. As we come to the end of 2021, year-end giving is a great generosity opportunity to grow your church’s overall culture of generosity. Feel free to use these year-end giving resources to promote generosity and […]

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Wespath Saving Grace Wesleyan Financial Course (2022)

The Office of Ministerial Services and the AWF UM Foundation would like to invite all clergy to participate in a new study, “Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being”. This 9-week study was created from a uniquely Wesleyan point-of-view with clergy and their congregations in mind. The study will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays […]

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Game Changing Leadership: Understanding Clergy Taxes

Game Changing Leadership – Understanding Clergy Taxes • February 2022 (Online Workshop) Clergy face some unique challenges when it comes to things like Social Security payments, estimated tax payments, housing allowances or exclusions, and reimbursed expenses. There are questions you may have about the implications of the pandemic on your 2021 tax situation. Your corner tax preparer […]

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Game Changing Leadership: Make Your Annual Giving Statement Work for You

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 […]

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2021 Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas Media Pack

As we enter into the holiday season, the Foundation Staff and Board of Directors would like to say a special thank you by providing several resources for this season. We are grateful to be part of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and to faithfully serve churches, ministries, and individuals with our services and resources. The Thanksgiving, […]

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All Saints Day 2021

We are blessed to serve and partner with pastors, churches, and ministries throughout the AWF Conference. As a small thank you, please feel free to download, use, and share the All Saints Day Media Pack in your church this year. The media pack includes a mailer/bulletin insert, images for social media, emails, and announcement slides. All Saints Day is a chance to honor and remember those who […]

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Join Us for a Game Changing Leadership Event on November 2

Game Changing Leadership – Knowing How to Use Giving Tuesday and Year-End Giving to Benefit Your Church • November 2021 As we come to the end of 2021 there are two big generosity moments that you can use to grow your church’s overall culture of generosity. In this webinar, Chris Stovall will give you specific ideas […]

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Generosity Matters | Summer/Fall 2021 & 2020 Annual Report

Celebrating God’s Guidance and Provision Through a Time of Storms In October 2018, both of Lynn Haven UMC’s buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Just four days after the storm, worship took place in the main campus parking lot and continued there for seven weeks. In early December, a partnership with Bay Haven Schools allowed […]

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Celebrating God’s Guidance and Provision Through a Time of Storms

  Our heart at the Foundation is to constantly pursue ways to sustain churches financially and help them bring people to Christ. With the uncertain nature of building projects, though, we know even the best laid out plans of a church are not always smooth sailing. Many AWF Conference churches experienced monumental setbacks as a […]

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2020 Annual Report

Over the last couple of years, we have all felt the effects and difficulties of the current pandemic. At the Foundation, we have continued working hard to fulfill our mission and ministry of serving the churches and organizations of the Alabama-West Florida Conference with the goal of financially strengthening and preserving ministries during this uncharted […]

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