The C2FM program of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation ( ) continues to bring outstanding educational opportunities to Missouri pastors in 2018:

“It’s Not About Money”

Join Syble Solomon, founder of LifeWise Strategies and creator of the “Money Habitude” cards on October 3, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Hampton Inn and Suites Convention Center in Columbia, MO. This will be a fun, interactive presentation that includes lunch. Each attendee will receive a complementary deck of Money Habitude cards and will learn from the author herself how to use this tool to:

   ⋅   Create a relaxed, non-judgmental environment for open conversations about money
⋅   Gain personal insight and perspective
⋅   Improve counseling techniques
⋅   Enhance the effectiveness of financial ministry workshops
⋅   Enhance the work of stewardship and finance committees

Talking about money can seem taboo, embarrassing, overwhelming, or intimidating. This seminar will help eliminate those stigmas and foster better financial practices and ministries within your church. The cost is $35. Register today at .

Clergy Benefits Academy: C2FM Scholarship

Our own Wespath Benefits and Investments will host another Clergy Benefits Academy October 29-31 in Nebraska City, Nebraska at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center. Just a two-hour drive from Kansas City, the Clergy Benefits Academy is for pastors and spouses of all ages and stages of ministry. 

This is an opportunity to learn about timely topics relating to clergy taxes, savings, pensions, investments, and retirement – and clergy earn continuing education units (CEUs), as well. C2FM is providing scholarships — $325 pastor / $375 pastor and spouse — for the Missouri clergy attending.

Visit Wespath’s website to register for the Academy: . The earlybird deadline is Sept. 7. Once registered, call the Foundation Office at 800-332-8238 to let us know you will be attending the event. After the event, the Foundation will verify attendance and send out the scholarship.

(Note: Lied Lodge is located on Arbor Day Farm and 260 acres of natural beauty. By gathering at Lied Lodge, we are supporting the good works of tree planting, conservation and stewardship around the globe.)

Your Missouri United Methodist Foundation and C2FM are 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 ( ).