Our latest Financial Leadership Academy (FLA) is a bold new approach building on our proven past success. Even if you attended a past FLA program, you should consider our latest program. It is still comprised of 8 sessions held over 18 months. The first 4 sessions of FLA is practical education for clergy. But for the last 4 sessions, our trained coaches will work with clergy and 2-5 members from each congregation – so you build a team that understands all of the principles and can help effect a real sea change in your church’s culture.
(The final 4 sessions will be held at locations convenient for each church team.)
We are assembling leading United Methodist thought leaders to lead the clergy training, and we have trained a group of Coach Facilitators who will guide each church team to transform their ministry. As we’ve seen in the past, there is also great strength and support provided by the peer groups in the program.
The bottom line is that it is very difficult for clergy alone to bring back new ideas and approaches and convince their congregations to embrace significant change. FLA will guide you through each step of education and implementation.
A retired business executive, Ted has expertise in strategy and continuous improvement. He has spent twenty years in leadership and change management at the local church level and with non-profit boards.
Andy has served as a pastor, Conference staff, and seminary professor. He is a retired member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the UMC. He previously served as Dean of FLA 1 and FLA 2.
$1,500 payable in installments (only $62.50 per month).
$20% Discount ($1,200) for current Foundation investment clients (only $50.00 per month).
$200 deposit will hold your place; balance due by Sept. 2020.
The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation is subsidizing the Financial Leadership Academy to promote excellence in clergy financial leadership and to help grow clergy and churches from “good” to “great.”
Sessions 1-4 – Eden Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, PA.
Sessions 5-8 – Scattered sites convenient for local church teams.
Coodinator Marsh Johnson earned her MBA and worked for 30 years with Fortune 500 companies. She retired to be in full-time ministry and is a non-profit board member (including Mid-Atlantic UM Foundation), a certified counselor, and a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship International. She serves at Simpson Memorial UMC in Wilmington DE.
Karin Walker is Coach Facilitator for the Financial Leadership Academy. She serves serves as Senior Pastor at Fallston (MD) UMC, on the Board of Mid-Atlantic UM Foundation, and as an Associate Certified Coach. She served as a District Superintendent and is a founder of Just Peace.International.