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Church Endowment Development

Building a local church endowment fund today is one of the best stewardship decisions your church can make.  Endowment Funds  benefit churches by offering members opportunities to provide a future legacy for the church and their families.

An endowment fund is a permanent fund. It is like a savings account where only the interest and/or earnings can be spent.  A Permanent Endowment Fund serves churches into perpetuity. While the original gifts grow through prudent investments, the church can use the earnings each year to enhance church ministries, outreach and care of facilities.

The United Methodist Foundation provides churches with the resources to establish and promote a local church endowment committee and fund as recommended by the United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Resources for creating and promoting a UM Church Endowment Committee and Fund are included here for your convenience.   We are available to consult with your committee anytime.

Download our Planned Giving Handbook.



Why Have an Endowment Fund?
Endowment Commitee Structure
Creating a Church Endowment
Promoting Your Church Endowment
Endowment Handouts