Pastor Resources

Pastor Resources

As a pastor, we understand the enormous responsibility you have and the extremes to which it goes, one moment you are trying to save a soul and the next moment you are trying to maintain a building. The Foundation is here to provide you with necessary tools and resources to assist you in easing the financial worry that can come with maintaining a church and its ministries. Let us help in ensuring the financial growth and sustainability of your church so you can get back to what you love about being a pastor: your people.

 
 

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Church Sustainability

Church Sustainability

The future of United Methodist churches and related ministries depends upon how successfully we develop and fund permanent endowments.  The responsibility for such development rests upon the shoulders of Conference and church leaders.

There is no cost to create and develop a church, institution or organization endowment fund.  There is only a cost if we neglect to do so.  When endowment funds exist and are properly and consistently kept in the forefront of our mission, they will grow and provide much needed financial support to assure God’s work will continue through our church or related ministry.

For more information or assistance in the development and/or marketing of an endowment fund program, please contact the Foundation.

 

Congregational Stewardship

Congregational Stewardship

The Foundation’s Executive Director is available for stewardship sermons to Nebraska churches.  Churches wishing to secure this service are urged to schedule sermons at their earliest possible convenience due to the limited schedule of available Sundays.

Consultation and Support

Consultation and Support

What if we could master plan our churches the way commercial businesses and many non-profit organizations do? What if we could anticipate our needs for ministry and facilities and staff and create a plan to support our current needs, and those of the future? The answer is, we can. This process can seem overwhelming and lonely and as a Foundation, we understand that. Let us provide the training and education you need to ensure financial stability for your church.  

Pre-Capital Campaign Consulting

Pre-Capital Campaign Consulting

While the Foundation is not equipped in terms of manpower to provide complete Capital Campaign consultation, our services do include initial consultation to assist churches in understanding what a campaign will entail, services that consultants will provide, estimated costs, size and number of gifts required, etc. We would be happy to help guide your committee through this initial process.  For more information, please contact the Foundation.

Workshops & Seminars For Your Church

Workshops & Seminars For Your Church

The Foundation offers a variety of workshops and seminars for your church and committees, depending on your needs and requests.  Some of our more popular workshops include our Gift Planning Seminar, Estate Planning Workshop, Endowment Fund 101 for Committees Workshop, and The Total Fund Development Plan for Churches Seminar. If you have a need for a presentation that covers a different topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.