Clergy and Church Financial Ministry (C2FM)

The Clergy & Church Financial Ministry (C2FM) was established to improve financial literacy, leadership, discipleship and ministry in our clergy and congregations.

C2FM addresses economic challenges affecting clergy by providing:
•   Direct aid for financial challenges
•   Educational programs and workshops throughout the state
•   Free financial coaching and assistance in developing personalized financial plans

Congregations benefit from C2FM not only through stronger pastoral leaders but also through direct financial ministry programs such as Making Money Count and Financial Peace University which focus on biblically-based financial teaching resources for church members and the community. This program is a ministry that teaches people how God wants them to manage God’s gifts.

Get started by contacting Chris Bouchard, C2FM Director, at cbouchard@mumf.org or 573-268-4440.


C2FM Services:

Direct Aid: Direct Aid is available to all clergy in Missouri. View the application to find out how we can help you today!

Seminary Scholarships: C2FM has seminary scholarships available to Missouri candidates attending seminary. 

One-on-one Financial Coaching: Financial coaches are available to discuss a wide range of financial needs from budget reviews and retirement options to debt review and full financial overhaul.  Contact our C2FM Director to get connected with a financial coach.

Educational Programs: C2FM and the Foundation strive to provide 

Resources for congregations: C2FM has a large library of resources available for churches to check out. Churches can also qualify for discounted materials for Financial Peace University and other program resources. 


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation’s Clergy and Church Financial Ministry (C2FM) is to continuously improve clergy and congregational excellence around financial literacy, leadership, discipleship and ministry.

Vision:

The vision of the C2FM is to eliminate financial management barriers (personal and professional) among clergy and laity so they may more effectively lead congregations to increased health, vitality, and ministry effectiveness.

Values:

Trust & Confidentiality – Any information shared with C2FM personnel is held in confidence and shared only as expressly authorized by the written consent of the participant.
Continuous improvement – Evaluation, assessment, and adjustment will occur throughout the program with the goal of achieving positive, lasting results.
Reliability – C2FM shall always strive to be a source of current, accurate, and complete information.
Practicality – Education, planning, and assistance are not effective if not applied. The services of the C2FM will seek to be immediately useful and applicable to meet the real and practical needs of participants.

 

Contact Us


To learn more about C2FM contact Chris Bouchard, C2FM Director

 

cbouchard@mumf.org

 

573-268-4440

The Clergy & Church Financial Ministry (C2FM) is an initiative created out of a partnership between the Missouri United Methodist Foundation and the Lilly Endowment, Inc.