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 through completing this form or contacting our office. 

 

Seminars

At the Investing for the Future Seminar, a Wespath Institutional Investments representative will share information on investing for the long-term. Topics will include: helping your church to align with its mission, resources for socially responsible investing, and strategies amidst volatile times.

The Investing for the Future Seminar will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the following days:

March 16 at Wichita: Aldersgate UMC
March 17 at Hays: First UMC
March 18 at Leawood: Church of the Resurrection

Registration is currently open. Click here to register for a seminar.

Workshops

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.

Workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.  
                   March 24 – Colby, KS
                   April 1 – Olathe, KS
                   April 14 – Wichita, KS

Registration is currently open. Click here to register for a workshop.

 

Preaching

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.

 

Presentations

 

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

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