CFLA Begins!


By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

The Clergy Financial Literacy Academy is an electronic toolbox developed by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation to equip and empower pastors to make better financial decisions! As our Faith & Money Summer 2020 newsletter goes to press, the first four cohorts of the CFLA are signing up and exploring the courses. Before long they will participate in Zoom discussions to hone their skills. Clergy taking this course will learn how to create a vision for their personal finances and retool their finances to achieve it. They will recap basic church accounting and finance tools, while learning a new framework for addressing church business challenges. Students will then experience what they have learned in instructor-led Zoom discussions with cohorts of their colleagues. CFLA has been designed to help equip and empower clergy to face these uncertain times effectively, efficiently, and economically. The cost of the program is $50. Individuals may be nominated by their district superintendent or self-nominate with the approval of their district superintendent. To learn more, please contact me at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664, or, Dr. Laudis H. “Rick” Lanford, GUMF regional vice president, at 478-256-7130 or, or Nancy Young, GUMF vice president of development, at 678-708-6601 or