Church Resources

Agency Connections

Barnes- Jewish Hosiptal Barnes Hospital Plaza St. Louis, MO 63110 314-362-5200 www.barnesjewish.org  Della C. Lamb Neighborhood House Inc. 500 Woodland Ave. Kansas City, MO 64106 816-842-8040 www.dellalamb.org  Epworth Children & Family Services 110 N. Elm Ave. St. Louis, MO 63119 314-961-5718 www.epworth.org Kingdom House 1321 S. 11th St. St. Louis, MO 63104 314-421-0400 www.kingdomhouse.org Kingswood

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Narrative Budgets

Help your congregation see how the church budget connects to the mission and ministry of your church.  Develop a “narrative” or “missional” budget presentation in print and/or in video.  Show through pictures and descriptions how the budget is used in ministry.  Discussion of how to build a more descriptive budget.  Example of a Narrative Budget.

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Local Church Endowment Program

What is planned giving & endowments? Should your church have an endowment committee? What should we do if our church wants to start an endowment program or committee? The resources below will help guide you and your church through implementing and maintaining an endowment program:      •   Introduction to planned giving & endowments.  

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United Methodist Stewardship Resources

Starting or Continuing your Stewardship Committee A stewardship committee or ministry team is an optional group recognized by The Book of Discipline – 2016. This committee or team should also have a chairperson. Many churches choose to give stewardship responsibilities to the finance committee however, this can lead to congregations not being more generous or

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United Methodist Links

The Missouri Conference United Methodist Church Bishop Robert C. Schnase 3601 Amron Court, Columbia, MO 65202 toll free number: 877-736-1806 (573) 441-1770 http://www.moumethodist.org Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations http://www.fivepractices.org United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) https://www.umhef.org/index.html Dollars for Scholars General Council on Finance and Administration 1 Music Circle North PO Box 340029 Nashville, TN 37203

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