Methodist Magazine Article

“TAKE THE SURVEY” will be the drumbeat over the next few weeks, including at the Annual Conference, from the Clergy and Church Financial Ministry (C2FM). Chris Bouchard, C2FM Director, hopes to get at least 80% of active pastors to complete a brief online questionnaire. “We are even offering a coffee incentive!” laughs Bouchard. “The survey

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From time to time in Methodist publications, one encounters a typo: the letters in “United” are transposed into “Untied.” While this has always generated a knowing chuckle, it now seems like a plausible name for our beloved community of believers as it is roiled by disagreement and division. As you plan a gift to your

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There is no one answer to this question that fits every situation.  There are many factors to consider, and decisions should be made in consultation with local church leaders, and by seeking the advice of trusted advisors, such as a C2FM financial coach.    In an itinerant system, pastors have more risks than the average

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Pastors, church financial staff and stewardship volunteers can gather ideas and inspiration at upcoming workshops sponsored by your Missouri United Methodist Foundation and its C2FM project. Learn more and register online at www.mumf.org/upcoming-events March 26    Financial Practices for Churches of All Sizes Brent Messick and Kelly Williams share their decades of experience on staff at

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Donors Respond and Lilly Awards Second Grant The Clergy and Church Financial Ministry – C2FM – has, for the past three year, been providing a new level of educational and financial resources in support of Missouri’s pastors and congregations. Two recent developments affirm the progress and value of the program: • Missouri donors have responded

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