Coming in 2021 – new resources for the cultivation of generosity in our congregations. Watch this space!!
Our latest Financial Leadership Academy (FLA) is a bold new approach building on our proven past success. The first sessions of FLA are practical education for clergy. For the implementation phase, 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.
Leading United Methodist thought leaders were assembled to lead the clergy training, and we have trained a group of Coach Facilitators who are guiding 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 guides you through each step of education and implementation.
The coronavirus pandemic interrupted the FLA in 2020 and we were able to pivot from in-person learning to online alternatives. The implementation phase of the program is being led by our participant pastors in their home churches, with the support of video resources and study guides from the Foundation, and continued coaching.