Ministries to Churches
The Georgia United Methodist Foundation serves as a financial and stewardship resource to United Methodist churches and ministries in Georgia by providing the following services:
Legacy Ministry Training
Would your church like to establish an endowment where the income is used for sustaining vital church ministries? GUMF can help you develop and promote a customized legacy giving program that allows members to leave a legacy gift to your church.
Over 65% of Americans do not have a will. Help your members complete their will and estate documents by hosting a Wills Clinic at your church.
GUMF helps churches and ministries set up endowment funds with competitive returns to sustain vital future ministries and programs.
Socially Responsible Investing
GUMF helps churches invest funds wisely according to UMC Book of Discipline guidelines while achieving competitive returns. This includes investing in companies, affordable housing, and giving shareholder input to management.
Does your church or ministry need a loan? GUMF provides low-interest loans to help with building and refinancing needs.
GUMF offers churches and ministries above average returns on certificates with 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year (now 2.5%) maturities. Certificate investments fund GUMF’s Loan Program, which helps other United Methodist churches and ministries grow.