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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Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, and Advent Resources 2023

As we enter into the holiday season, we have created several resources that you can use in your church this Thanksgiving, Advent, and Giving Tuesday! Through your continued partnership, we are blessed to be able to faithfully provide services, ministries, and free resources to churches, organizations, and individuals. Included Resources: Social Media Images for Posts and […]

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The State of Stewardship

The State of Stewardship • November 2023 (Online Workshop) The giving landscape is constantly growing and changing. Over the last ten years, the number of charitable organizations seeking funding has grown significantly, making storytelling and how we talk about money in the church more important than ever. Join us as Ken Sloane shows us what we […]

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A 2023 Year End Giving Strategy: Looking Back, Looking Forward

A 2023 Year End Giving Strategy: Looking Back, Looking Forward • December 2023 (Online Workshop) December is the largest giving month of the year, yet most churches do not have a plan in place to take advantage of this opportunity. Join us as Chris Stovall guides us through a year-end giving strategy centered on ending 2023 […]

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Pastor Appreciation Month 2023

October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Through your continued partnership, we are blessed to be able to faithfully provide services, ministries, and free resources to churches, organizations, and individuals. As a small thank you for your continued support of this ministry of generosity, and to celebrate our wonderful pastors, please feel free to download, use, and share the […]

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Game Changing Leadership September 2023

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED 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 […]

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Now Hiring Executive Administrative Assistant

We are hiring for the position of Executive Assistant at the United Methodist Foundation. This is a full time position in Dothan, Alabama. JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Executive Assistant General Description: Immediate position opening for an Executive Assistant. Position is responsible for administrative duties in support of office operations and certain bookkeeping duties as assigned. Bookkeeping/accounting OR experience in […]

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New Church Relations Officer Joins the United Methodist Foundation

The United Methodist 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. It is our pleasure to announce that  beginning April 1st, Rev. Dr. Mark LaBranche joined the staff of the United Methodist Foundation […]

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