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Stewardship & Generosity

Does your church talk about money? How do you do it? How often? What are some best practices? What language does your church speak about money? In the current lexicon stewardship is based on the need for the church to…

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Church Investments

How are your investments doing?  Is the performance strong?  Are your investments aligned with United Methodist values?  Are you supporting the church’s ministry or your bank’s ministry? Managing your church’s investments can be a complicated process. The challenge of balancing…

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Grants & Scholarships

A while back we tackled the question how we can best strengthen the church and make more vital congregations. The answer is leadership development. Learn more about our work sending future leaders to college and seminary.   Seminary Scholarship Our Firebrand Scholarship…

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So whose money is it?

It was a meeting unlike any other in my years in the Foundation. The topic was money, a long-held fund at the church that had always been used for X but the committee was discussing using it for Y. But…

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About those reserve funds

Last week I had a chance to be part of a conversation with a local church leader who was feeling some tension about reserve funds. One on side is the argument for strong financial reserves. I have heard discussion advocating…

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The power of dreaming about Powerball

On Sunday morning I woke up but then began dreaming again.  No, I didn’t go back to sleep.  Instead I checked the news. No one had won the Powerball jackpot.  I had four more days to dream. So from now…

money fight

So whose money is it?

It was a meeting unlike any other in my years in the Foundation. The topic was money, a long-held fund at the church that had always been used for X but the committee was discussing using it for Y. But…

Learn More
Glass bank for tips with money isolated on white

About those reserve funds

Last week I had a chance to be part of a conversation with a local church leader who was feeling some tension about reserve funds. One on side is the argument for strong financial reserves. I have heard discussion advocating…

Learn More
powerball

The power of dreaming about Powerball

On Sunday morning I woke up but then began dreaming again.  No, I didn’t go back to sleep.  Instead I checked the news. No one had won the Powerball jackpot.  I had four more days to dream. So from now…

Learn More
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