Over the last nine months, the United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio has been developing a new, comprehensive stewardship education program for the West Ohio Conference. The program includes materials, consultation, clergy education, and a Conference-wide Generosity Summit.
Full materials for the new church stewardship education component promised last October are now available. Click here for more information, downloads, and requests for consultation.
The free program, called Generosity Abounds! helps churches approach stewardship as a holistic process that ultimately:
· Increases congregational engagement
· Increases revenue
· Strengthens commitment to faith and faithful living
· Focuses church ministry and mission programming
The Foundation is offering clergy education as part of the program, as well, including an online class beginning next month, an in-person program this summer, and a Generosity Summit this fall. Click here for more details and to sign up for the February class. Registration for the summer class will open in May.
The Generosity Summit is open to all clergy and lay persons interested in improving generosity in their church. The event will be held at Deer Creek State Park September 11-12 for a $100 registration fee. Room reservations can ONLY be made by calling 740-869-2020 and mentioning the UMFWO block by July 28, 2023. Space is limited. The event is sponsored in part by Wespath Institutional Investments.
The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio is a philanthropic corporation formed for the benefit of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. The purpose of the Foundation is to be the premier provider of best-in-class asset management services, and a trusted advisor offering expert stewardship education and guidance for WOC stakeholders. Contact Susan Black at sblack [at] wocumc.org for more information.