Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Presentations and Preaching


The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation offers a variety of presentations throughout the year. In addition, Foundation staff are available to preach in weekend church services. If you are interested in a staff member preaching or presenting for your church/organization, please let us know online or contacting our office. 

Learn & Grow Seminar Series

Each month the Foundation hosts a Learn & Grow seminar on various topics for clergy and laity. 

August 24 - Annual Stewardship Campaigns
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
 Guest Presenter: Rev. Lance Carrithers, Derby Woodlawn UMC

How do you approach the stewardship season? Rev. Lance Carrithers will share his strategy for an annual stewardship campaign, best practices, and resources to help churches in their campaign.

Lance has served United Methodist churches as a pastor in Kansas since 1989.  He currently serves as lead pastor of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby, Kansas. Lance’s previous service includes the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Kansas West Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Kansas Area Health Ministry Fund Trustees, and the Camp Lakeside Site Council, as well as a number of conference and district committees in the United Methodist Church through the years.  He currently serves on the Site Council of Camp Horizon. 

September 14 - Narrative Budgets
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
 Guest Presenter: Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr., Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Miss a seminar? Recordings of the seminars are available to view online at your convenience. 

Loans and Building Projects

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How to Talk to People about Giving

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Basics of Social Security and Retirement Taxes - Part 1

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Basics of Social Security and Retirement Taxes - Part 2

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Clergy Taxes

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Estate Planning

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Visioning for Your Church During Times of Change

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How the Foundation Can Support Your Ministry 

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Understanding the CARES Act and Charitable Giving in 2020

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The Foundation offers Leaving a Lasting Legacy regional church training workshops to help equip pastors and lay persons to begin and/or grow their Planning Giving Program. A Legacy Ministry (Endowment Ministry) is about inviting persons of your congregation to leave a lasting legacy through a planned gift. This ministry is based on the belief that God is still at work in the community and by giving generously you can change lives of those who will come after you.

Please check back for the 2021 workshop dates. A recording of the workshop is available online to view at your convenience.


Our mission is to strengthen churches and individuals to be financially healthy. Staff are available to preach during weekend services throughout the year on God’s call in our lives to be a generous people. The message can focus either on leaving a lasting legacy or on annual stewardship. 



Five Ways to Give Generously

Individuals can support the work and ministry of your church or organization in a variety of ways through giving now or in making plans for future gifts. Through planned giving, individuals can maximize tax benefits and leave a lasting legacy. This presentation can be used in conjunction with a sermon on legacy giving.  

Who: Everyone
Time: 45 – 60 minutes

This presentation is also available in an online format. Click here for the link

Legacy Giving Program

Tips and tools for establishing and/or growing your planned giving program to help further the ministries of your church or organization.

Who: Trustees/Committee Members
Time: 45 – 60 minutes


Investing with the Foundation

Learn more about investment options with the Foundation and investing for the future.   

Who: Trustees/Committee Members
Time: 30 – 45 minutes


Generosity 101 & the Ministry of the Foundation

God calls us to live generous lives. Through the generosity of others, we can enjoy the things we have today. This presentation discusses ways in which the Foundation can support your church or organization in living out its missional calling.

Who: Everyone
Time: 30 – 45 minutes


Ready to take the next step? Schedule a presentation today. Preaching and presentations can be scheduled online or by contacting our office.


Already have your presentation scheduled? Check out the materials for promoting the event.