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Are we sustaining members?

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Sherry Parker-Lewis explains that we give because we are held, carried, and supported by the One who saves. Our gifts are our embodied gratitude.

Bartelmay to join foundation staff

Brad Bartelmay

The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has hired the Rev. Brad Bartelmay as the Senior Director of Mentored Learning.

UM Foundation to offer stewardship grants

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Does your congregation have a reputation for generosity in your community? Share your story by applying for a $2,500 steward leader grant by March 15.

Start a scholarship, multiply impact

Scholarship recipient and her mother

Through the Dollars for Scholars program, churches can successfully support students like Chalondra Jewell, who aim for higher education and a trailblazing life.

SECURE 2.0 impacts retirement plans

Elderly couple getting retirement advice

David Bell outlines key elements of SECURE 2.0, new legislation that affects pastors and their finances and church leaders as they inform congregations about giving options.

Innovative daycare supports addiction recovery

Church receiving a grant check

Battle Creek: First UMC is working closely with The Haven of Rest Ministries on an innovative childcare program that offers a safe space for children of families struggling with addiction.

Quit reporting and start visioning

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Rev. Gary Step shows how churches can simplify their administrative structure, freeing ministry leaders to dream and act boldly.

Bring the gift of good financial health to your congregation

Offering plate with money in it

The winter session of the virtual Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being course offered by the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan begins January 17.

Finding relational sanctuary

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Faced with increased ministry burnout, pastors need to discover places of sanctuary and creative spaces for discernment, and clergy leadership cohorts may be a helpful resource.

Foundation honors four congregations


Four Michigan United Methodist congregations were recipients of a steward leader award, given by the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan.

The Michigan Conference