The United Methodist Foundation Annual Meeting


“We envision a church where people live out their God-given vision.”
The United Methodist Foundation held the annual members meeting prior to the morning plenary session on Saturday. 
“Your United Methodist Foundation and leaders strive for unity in the midst of our differences. We may not agree theologically and doctrinally but that should not keep us from working together to bring people together for the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Rev. David Snipes said. “We are able to serve any ministry with a Wesleyan heritage. We are putting our money where our mouth is when we say we want to build God’s Church for generations to come. This is our call and our response to our current reality. We want to be in ministry with you.”
Susan Cothern, Director of Ministry Services shared about the Foundation’s clergy debt reduction program and planned giving programs. They also welcomed Rev. A.J. Thomas as the new Director of Client Relations. 
The Foundation ended the meeting by presenting a check to Bishop Leeland for the Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness in the amount of $33,000.


Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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