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...

Mission Shares: Long Arms and Jesus’ Feet – part 1

God doesn’t work just with United Methodists. We can glimpse God’s activity all around us! So why participate in God’s work through our Apportionments, or “Mission Shares”? For starters, it has to do with long arms and Jesus’ feet. First of all, our Mission Shares...

Moving from Scarcity to Contentment

“If some is good, more is better.” That message echoes all around us, calling us to pursue more money, more things, more recognition, more power. Money is seen as the key to all the “more” we can imagine. At some level, this insatiable desire taps into a primal...

Building a Generosity Plan

You don’t have to be a left-brain thinker to get a multiple-step project done. Whether you’re personally a natural list-maker or a spontaneous doer, you still need a plan to affect positive change in the church. Especially if you want to work as a team, or even just...