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Why care of God’s creation matters

Child champions creation care

With the global headlines currently focused on the Climate Strike, the Rev. Jerry DeVine looks to his own back yard to consider the responsibility all Christians have for creation care.

Creating a narrative budget

move beyond a pie chart to a narrative budget

Church finance expert Bonnie Ives Marden shares a step-by-step process of creating a narrative budget, a powerful and effective tool for stewardship, evangelism, and marketing. 

Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference

Register NOW for the Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference – August 4-7, 2019 You are invited to register for an outstanding continuing education opportunity.  The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, along with several other United Methodist Foundations throughout the Midwest, has partnered with Lakeside Chautauqua for the past few years in a multi-day learning… Continue Reading Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference

Award celebrates the joy of giving

The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award honors creative outreach by United Methodist congregations and the efforts of a man who taught about generous giving.

Smaller energy bill, bigger ministry

Man on roof of Ferndale UMC

Michigan Interfaith Power and Light is a non-profit organization helping churches save dollars through energy efficiency. Those funds can then be invested in congregational care and community outreach.

ResourceUMC website is new

Girl with Easter eggs

Resources of United Methodist agencies are now available on one website. Go to ResourceUMC.org when looking for how-to ministry tips.

Apply now for Steward Leader award

United Methodist Foundation of Michigan presents a Wayne C. Barrett Award.

The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan is accepting local church applications for the 2019 Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award.

People give to people

Two people shake hands

A stewardship consultant, J. Clif Christopher, says that relationship building is the key factor in encouraging donors to give generously.

The fire next time

Children at a Climate Vigil at the 2016 General Conference

Advent is a time to focus on how humans have failed in the God-given duty to care for God’s creation.

Involving young people in stewardship

Young man making payment online

In a “Leading Ideas” feature, Ian Urriola outlines four ways churches can foster a culture of generosity among young people.

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