Programming Overview

The central vision of the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania is building a foundation for thriving and faithful United Methodist churches and agencies in our region.


One way the Foundation strives to realize this vision is by offering education and support in the areas of financial stewardship and leadership to United Methodist congregations, clergy, and laity throughout our Conference.


All programming is facilitated by our skilled and highly motivated staff with the engagement of specialized professional consultants.


Pastors’ Leadership Academy for Stewardship Formation

A multi-year study of stewardship with the goal of enhancing pastoral leadership in the area of Christian stewardship and financial literacy.

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Clergy Tax Seminar

A one-day seminar designed to help clergy better understand how to address their unique considerations when filing Federal Income Tax returns. Curriculum is updated annually.

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Clergy Housing Seminar

A one-day seminar designed to address the sometimes complex issues surrounding clergy housing decisions including the benefits that the Clergy Housing Allowance Exclusion (CHAE) will continue to offer in retirement.

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How to Make the Ask

Designed to equip attendees with practical skills to help Christ’s Church where you serve.  Attendees will learn about ways to enhance year-end giving, trends in charitable giving, how to create the best possible experience for donors, and reporting requirements for charitable organizations. 

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Webinars on a variety of topics

Curriculum updated annually. 

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Laity Academy of Christian Stewardship and Financial Leadership

A multi-session exploration of the theological basis and application of models of Christian Stewardship as it relates to church financial planning and leadership, generational differences within congregations, and other relevant topics.

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Webinars on a variety of topics

Curriculum updated annually. 

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Steps for Establishing and Enhancing your Endowment Program

Helping churches and agencies with the daunting task of establishing a permanent endowment program. Scheduled upon request, please schedule a visit


Leave a Legacy Program

Designed to provide interested members of the congregation with the information needed to perpetuate their Christian influence and leave a legacy within the church through planned giving. Scheduled upon request, please schedule a visit


Funds Management Program

An overview of the Foundation's funds management program tailored to your church's unique needs, concerns, and questions. Scheduled upon request, please schedule a visit.  


Grant Writing Training and Consultations

Designed to prepare churches and agencies for the process of obtaining grant monies for ministry and mission. Scheduled upon request, please schedule a visit


If you have any questions about any of the Foundation's educational programming and upcoming events, please contact us
To view the dates for upcoming educational programs and to complete a registration form, please visit our events calendar




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