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Is your Church Ready to Receive a Large Gift?

It is something that every finance committee hopes for – the receipt of a large donation for the benefit of the church. But what should …

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Reflections from a Board Member

I became a tither as a young adult believing it to be a means to obtain a much-needed financial blessing. Being a young wife, mother, …

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The Power of Thank You Notes

My mother was raised in society in the genteel south, and among many other skills and etiquettes she learned the value (even necessity) of personal, …


Who is on your Endowment Committee?

I am often asked to speak to church leadership teams about endowments and over the years I have learned that many churches form their endowment …


The Value of a Coach in Church Settings

This week saw the end of the incredible career of “Coach K”. During his time as the head coach at Duke University from 1980 to …

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You Gotta Have Online Giving!

How much cash do you have in your wallet right now? If you’re like most of us it’s probably significantly less than it used to …

Andrea King

What is Legacy Giving?

Rev Dr Andrea King serves as pastor at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, Maryland.  She is also a graduate of the Financial Leadership Academy, …


Is Your Church Losing Money?

Church Finance Committee members are naturally cautious. I have been around Finance Committees in large churches and in small churches, and universally, we don’t like …

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Exciting Times at the Advanced Financial Academy

This week was a special time for the Foundation.  We held our first in-person education event since March 2020!  It is hard to describe how …

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Stewardship Education with the Foundation

How is the Culture of Generosity at Your Church? Is money a topic to be avoided at all costs?  Or are people excited to be …


Welcome to the Foundation Blog

Welcome to the Foundation blog, where we will be bringing you a weekly update.  Foundation news, investment updates, stewardship best practices and more will be …

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The Mortgage is Burning!

Less debt = More mission and ministry By Heath Wilson of Tom’s Creek UMC When I was appointed at Tom’s Creek UMC I was told …

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