No Excuses for Lack of Money

No Excuses for Lack of Money

Dearest Pastors and Church Leaders, Professional fundraisers know how to raise money – and pastors are expected to be professional fundraisers in addition to theologian, therapist, business manager, politician, motivational speaker, and exemplary model citizen....

VIDEO: Who will get the Endowment Money?

The most common question that I hear is “What will happen to our Endowment if…” … my church closes, because we are declining in membership? … my church merges with another church? … my church leaves the denomination? … The United Methodist Church denomination...
2019 Grants Program

2019 Grants Program

What would your church do with $2500? The Mountain Sky UMF announces the Grant Program for 2019. This year there is more money available, including $200,000 set apart for legacy Yellowstone Conference churches, and a scholarship program for financial stewardship...
Save the Date: All Saints Celebration

Save the Date: All Saints Celebration

SAVE THE DATE:  November 3, 2019, is All Saints Day. Save the Date for a special celebration service and theme. It’s congregational ministry on the day we remember those who from their labors rest. Many churches provide pastoral ministry focus on this day by...

ASSURANCES from Mountain Sky UM Foundation

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, During this past year, I have been blessed to meet with many leaders from our churches in the Mountain Sky Conference and with my colleagues in United Methodist Foundations, members of the Council of Bishops, and leaders of several...

Annual Investment and Service Webinar

In case you missed it, here is a link to the Webinar and the slides given by Kristi Kinnison, and by Karen Manscko from Wespath on February 19, 2019 Click here for SLIDES.  Here is a link to the RECORDING.  Questions about the webinar can be emailed to...
FOUNDATIONS TIE KNOT, CHANGE NAME

FOUNDATIONS TIE KNOT, CHANGE NAME

Your United Methodist Foundations are pleased to announce that they have formally merged and adopted the name, “Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation, Inc.” The Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundations have worked together for many years to...
Year End Giving, the Church, 2018 Taxes

Year End Giving, the Church, 2018 Taxes

2018 Tax Law changes could significantly impact giving at your church. It is estimated that non-profits could see a 10-40% reduction in giving because of the new laws. It is possible to reverse this by promoting planned giving. The foundation is pleased to offer a...

Faithful Financial Stewardship

Consultant Betsy Schwarzentraub inspired the former Yellowstone Conference during 2012, as they sought to re-frame and strengthen financial stewardship in a faithful way. The term “Mission Shares” is being called “Mission Shares / Connectional...

Having a Mission-Based Financial Commitment Program

We talk about mission. We do mission. So how can we make our church’s annual financial commitment program mission-based, instead of sounding like one more “sell job” about our church’s programs? 1. Keep the main thing the Main Thing. Most people really do hear what we...