How to Handle and What to Do with Debt

How to Handle and What to Do with Debt • March 2023 (Online Workshop)

  • What is the best way to handle my church’s debt?
  • How much is too much debt?
  • Should a church be in debt? Is debt for a church bad?
  • What are the best ways to accelerate paying off our debt?
  • What should I know before my church goes into debt?
  • Who should our church be borrowing money from, and who should we not?

You and your church leadership may have, or may currently be, wrestling with these questions. At this webinar, Chris Stovall and Terri Turner will work through different concerns that may cause these questions, offer tips to help address and answer them, and more. This webinar is a great opportunity for a broadened perspective on debt.

Event Details

When is the workshop? Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, 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, The Methodist Foundation Executive Director

Game Changing Leadership Event Registration with The Methodist Foundation

If you have any issues registering, please email [email protected] with your information.



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, The Methodist Foundation Executive Director

Terri Turner has been the Executive Director of The Methodist Foundation since 1991, currently overseeing over $133 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 Methodist Foundation is partnering with Generis to provide this Game Changing Leadership online workshop.

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