Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Active Clergy Focus on Housing Allowance

Date: June 22, 2021
Webinar

Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code allows clergy to exclude a portion of their income from taxation if used for housing. This housing allowance can be a beneficial tax benefit. However, many clergy view the housing allowance as a tax burden or something to offhandedly consider at tax time. This session will review the rules surrounding the housing allowance for active clergy and help you make the most of your benefit.

Join the Missouri United Methodist Foundation and our presenter Andrew Zumwalt from the MU Extension Center for Economic and Financial Education, for this webinar on Tuesday, June 22 at 8 p.m.


Retiring Clergy Focus on Housing Allowance

Date: June 24, 2021
Webinar

Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code allows clergy to exclude a portion of their income from taxation if used for housing. This session for retiring clergy will review the important rules for the clergy housing allowance in retirement, examine the advantages of a housing allowance in retirement, and consider some strategies to maximize the benefit for you, your spouse, and your heirs.

Join the Missouri United Methodist Foundation and our presenter Andrew Zumwalt from the MU Extension Center for Economic and Financial Education, for this webinar on Thursday, June 24 at 8 p.m.


Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being

A 7-week Pilot Course for Clergy and Lay Leaders

Date: Courses will be offered at 7 p.m. on Mondays, beginning June 21, 2021

Registration ends June 18, 2021.
Webinar

Weaving Wesleyan theology together with sound financial advice, Saving Grace is a course designed by United Methodists for United Methodists that offers concrete guidance on saving, earning, giving, debt, spending, and how to build a sustainable financial plan. What are the dangers of debt, both financially and faithfully? How much should we give, and why? How can we live into John Wesley’s advice to “Gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can”?

Saving Grace offers a faith-based response to these questions and more, equipping people of faith with a comprehensive system for turning your finances around, or getting off to a good financial start.

Missouri United Methodist Clergy and Laity are invited to join this Saving Grace Pilot Course presented by the Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF), and led by Rev. Mark Struckhoff, Director of the Clergy and Church Financial Ministry (C2FM), and Chris Bouchard, C2FM Associate Director.


Year-Round Legacy Giving Program

Date: July 6, 2021 – June 7, 2022
Year-Long Online Program

Create pivotal change in the future of your church by developing an ongoing culture of generosity with legacy & planned giving.

Church pastors and leadership have a unique opportunity to experience learning in a community setting around the specific topic of legacy giving beginning July 6th.

This unique learning project will focus on establishing a year-round legacy giving process that will nurture a culture of generosity beyond general stewardship and fundraising.


Every Financial Decision is a Spiritual Decision

Date: July 15, 2021
Webinar

Join the Missouri United Methodist Foundation on Thursday, July 15, at 1 p.m. as we welcome guest speaker Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey for an interactive webinar conversation about how we approach making financial decisions with the heart of a Christian.

This webinar is ideal for pastors, church leaders, and anyone else interested in learning more about approaching financial decisions from a spiritual standpoint and welcoming the abundance it unlocks. For many churches, this would be an excellent training and educational experience for their leadership councils and finance committees.


The Myth of Giving Out of Abundance

Date: TBA
Online Event

Not every person gives out of abundance. Knowing and responding to the diverse motives of giving can greatly impact how we ask and thank people for their giving to the church.

Join the Missouri UM Foundation on April 8th at 1pm as we welcome guest speaker, Aimée Laramore, for an interactive webinar conversation about the heart of givers.


Financial Peace University for Pastors

Date: TBD
Nine-Week Webinar Series of 1-Hour Classes

This program was uniquely created just for you, Pastor.

Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The programs will be facilitated by the Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) Clergy and Church Financial Ministry (C2FM).