Discerning God’s vision for the Foundation and its future

Conversations with more than 100 clergy and lay leaders from across the Conference have informed a strategic vision to help the Foundation evolve and grow.

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How the Foundation’s 2024 budget plants seeds for renewal

The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved plans to invest in new forms of ministry and help others adapt and grow in 2024.

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Jesus understood emotional intelligence. We can, too.

For church leaders, emotional intelligence may hold the key to healthier relationships, stronger teams — and, ultimately, greater success in fulfilling God’s vision for the world.

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Foundation welcomes new staff members to the team

Candace Williams, Caroline Wood and Jan Umbarger have joined the Foundation staff.

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Welcome, SEJ Association of United Methodist Foundations

The Foundation will host the 2024 Meeting of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Foundations April 21-23, 2024.

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From the Investment Team: What we see in the markets

The Investment Team offers a brief commentary on the state of the financial markets and expresses gratitude for your partnership.

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Foundation welcomes ‘one of our biggest cheerleaders’

For many years, Caroline has been a friend and supporter of the Foundation, having served on the Board of Directors in an ex-officio capacity while on Conference staff.

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Discover best practices in church finance. Here’s how.

In today’s world, financial accountability is probably more important than ever. People want to know their church is keeping track — and doing the best it can — with the gifts they’re giving.

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From the rubble, a small town church finds renewed purpose

Six months after a wall collapse left the sanctuary in ruins, the 100-year-old congregation finds itself in a most unlikely season of revival.

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Christmas songs that warm our hearts, stir our memories

Foundation staff members share selections for a Christmas playlist.

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Opioids afflict his community. Pastor’s mission is to bring hope.

In a part of the state struggling with opioids, a United Methodist pastor ministers to people recovering from addiction. His work as a licensed substance abuse counselor inspired him to take action.

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How does gratitude lead you toward greater generosity?

The Foundation invited United Methodist friends, neighbors and colleagues to share reflections for a series we called 30 Days of Gratitude and Generosity.

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In Texas, I saw how the Church can discover vital, innovative ministry

Galveston Central UMC is proving that the Holy Spirit will guide the Church into vital, innovative ministry. When we do what love requires of us, we will consistently find Jesus is already there.

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How the Foundation’s 2024 budget plants seeds for renewal

At its November meeting, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a budget that invests in new forms of ministry and helps others adapt and grow in 2024.

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