Cascade UMC Chooses Investments That Yield the Greatest Kingdom Impact


By Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Murriel
Senior Pastor of Cascade UMC, Atlanta

The Challenge
We are a generous church. We believe our generosity is a result of God’s generosity toward us. Cascade’s Legacy Ministry provides members and friends the opportunity to make gifts to our Endowment Fund, which provides the income to maintain church buildings, generate funds for mission work, or enhance other ministries. Our challenge was finding a favorable, short-term investment for growing some of these funds we have received.

The Goal
Strong fiscal accountability and transparency with our congregation are very important. We give based on the vision that our church is to be a light in the community and around the world through discipleship, service, and social justice. Our goal is to prudently invest money in a way that yields the greatest kingdom and community impact for current and future generations.

The Impact
The Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s Certificate Program is one of our most prudent investments for Cascade at this time. We are appreciative and pleased with the returns knowing that our investments, in turn, provide funds for loans to churches and ministries.

We are the body of Christ. We believe it is critical to do business with such a capable financial institution that is part of our connection. GUMF has a track record for making good financial decisions. Our investment is secure. We are grateful to GUMF for their wonderful work with all of the churches where lives are being changed. Our ultimate goal is to help more people through our investments with GUMF.

Carol Johnston
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