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Footwashing Reimagined

We always love to highlight the ways our clients and stewardship education students are out changing the world.  Rev Candy LaBar serves Wesley UMC in ...
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A Coach’s Testimony

Here at the Foundation, we believe that coaching is a critical component to the success of our education programs.  We have invested in providing International ...
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Creating a Year-Round Stewardship Plan

When a church embodies a culture of generosity, stewardship is not confined to a three week “campaign” in the fall.  When a church embodies a ...
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Creating Community Space in Edgewater, MD

Mark Paepcke and Chuck Shellem took the bold step to join the Advanced Financial Academy as our only lay students.  They both attend St Andrews ...
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Is Your Budget Process Visionary?

What does budget planning look like in your church? If you are like many, you probably look at the budget for the previous year, estimate ...
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Faith Fields at Quakertown UMC

Continuing our series about the projects worked on by our Advanced Financial Academy students, below is the story of an ambitious project in central Pennsylvania. ...
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Foundation Staff Make Furry Friends for Simpson UMC Mission Outreach

The Foundation staff held a year-end retreat at Simpson UMC on Wednesday, December 7th.  We spent the morning reflecting on all the Foundation has achieved ...
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Music Ministry Extending out to the Community

The projects worked on by our Advanced Financial Academy students covered a variety of missional objectives.  This week we bring you an innovative music ministry ...
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Thanksgiving Blessings

I am grateful for so many blessings in my life. I know you are too. We all have been blessed in an endless variety of ...
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Generosity Begins with Leadership

Many years ago, I was having a discussion with the executive director of a local community ministry. The structure of that ministry was for the ...
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Feeding the Community with Love

Continuing our series highlighting the ministry projects undertaken by our Advanced Financial Academy students, this week we bring you the Beloved Community Table, a mission ...
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3 Simple Steps to Move People up the Giving Scale

As annual budgets are reviewed and planning for the coming year begins, this is the time of year when every pastor and finance committee member ...