Focus on Education: Opportunities Abound


February 5-7, 2018 
Horizons Academy of Faith & Money
Presenters include Clif Christopher and Mike Slaughter. Sessions addressing all aspects of the financial life of congregations, including year-round stewardship, preaching, budgeting, capital campaigns, major gift development, planned giving and more. Hosted at Salem in Ladue UMC as part of the Compass program of the MOAC Center for Pastoral Excellence.

March 12, 2018
Clergy Tax & Church Administration
Presenters include Nate Berneking and others. Morning and afternoon sessions will address timely information regarding clergy tax and compensation issues, new legislation and legal developments, church budgeting practices, and congregational communications around money and ministry. Hosted at the conference center in the Polsinelli Building on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.

April 26, 2018
CMU Leadership Institute: Molly Baskette
Rev. Baskette will offer insights from her book “Real Good Church.” Morning and afternoon sessions will offer creativity, insight and experience in the gentle art of revitalizing a church. The program will include topics like outreach and growth strategies, finances and giving, the central place of personal testimony and corporate prayer practices, church conflict and change, anxiety and laughter, and much more – all treated with humor and offering real, practical, immediate steps for getting started. Hosted at the Jacobs Conference Center on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.

Your Missouri United Methodist Foundation remains committed to bringing high-quality educational programing to Missouri’s churches and leaders, including clergy, laity, staff and volunteers. More educational resources can be found on the Foundation website ( Look for more terrific programs in the months ahead.