Legacy Ministry Training

We teach church leaders how to establish and cultivate permanent sources of income to support and sustain church ministry programs.

Ensuring Your Church’s Financial Future

Providing an opportunity for individuals to give or leave a gift to your church or nonprofit endowment can be one of the greatest ways for them to give witness to their faith and values.

In order to provide this opportunity, you must establish an endowment and promote endowment giving. The Georgia United Methodist Foundation would like to make this process easy for you and your church or nonprofit.


Hear What Others Have to Say About Our Training

“Due West UMC enrolled in the Foundation’s Legacy Ministry Training Program to increase the likelihood of success in building an endowment of lasting value. Using the videos and related support materials helped us as a committee to stay on track. While the concept of an endowment is quite simple, creating the framework to sustain it is far more complex and requires thorough due diligence. The Foundation’s tools and readily available phone consultations greatly benefited our church as it would any other Methodist community of believers.”

Bill Coffeen
Due West UMC Legacy Ministry Committee Chair, Marietta

“The training has taken us step-by-step through the process of understanding endowments, preparing materials and presentations, and formulating our brochure, website and marketing plans. Thanks to the Foundation, we’re providing an avenue for people to further God’s kingdom and making provisions for future generations to grow in their faith and spirituality. Churches that do not develop a planned giving program are missing a big opportunity to fund current and future ministries. They are also denying their members the opportunity to give back to their church in a very significant and special way, whether it’s a gift made while they are living or through a bequest to honor and thank God for all He has given.” 

Jim Rogers
Chair, Legacy Ministry Committee, East Cobb UMC

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