The Missouri United Methodist Foundation continues to bring outstanding educational opportunities to Missouri in 2018.  Look for these programs in the next couple of months:

February 5-7   Horizons Academy of Faith & Money

Hosted at Salem in Ladue UMC as part of the Compass program of the MOAC Center for Pastoral Excellence

Presenters include:  Clif Christopher, Mike Slaughter

Sessions addressing all aspects of the financial life of congregations, including year-round stewardship, preaching, budgeting, capital campaigns, major gift development, planned giving, and more.

March 12         Clergy Tax & Church Administration

Hosted at the conference center in the Polsinelli Building on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City

Presenters include:  Nate Berneking and others

Morning and afternoon sessions will address timely information regarding clergy tax and compensation issues, new legislation and legal developments, church budgeting practices, and congregational communications around money and ministry.

April 26           CMU Leadership Institute:  Molly Baskette

Hosted at the Jacobs Conference Center on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette

                        Presenter:  Rev. Molly Baskette

Rev. Baskette will offer insights from her book “Real Good Church”. Morning and afternoon sessions will offer creativity, insight, and experience in the gentle art of revitalizing a church.  The program will include topics like outreach and growth strategies, finances and giving, the central place of personal testimony and corporate prayer practices, church conflict and change, anxiety and laughter, and much more–all treated with humor and offering real, practical, immediate steps for getting started.

Your Missouri United Methodist Foundation remains committed to bringing high-quality educational programing to Missouri’s churches and leaders, including clergy, laity, staff and volunteers.  More educational resources can be found on the Foundation website (  Look for more terrific programs in the months ahead.