Clergy Financial Literacy Academy is Now Taking Registrations


The Clergy Financial Literacy Academy is an electronic toolbox developed by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation to equip and empower you to make better financial decisions! CFLA is now open and taking registrations for the next training of cohorts.

The training consists of modules for both personal and church finance. The modules include online tutorials, exercises, and instructor-led Zoom sessions. Students will learn how to create a vision and a plan for their own financial wellbeing. The church finance tutorials will cover basic church finance and accounting along with a new tool, SOFTRO, which is a framework for church financial decision-making.

CFLA is a cost and time effective program designed to build skills and empower clergy to be even better leaders in their churches. Students who complete the course and an evaluation will earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units. Records will be forwarded to their District Superintendent.

The cost of the program is $50. The estimated time to complete the course is 12 hours of individual computer time followed by two 4-hour Zoom sessions. Individuals may be nominated by their District Superintedent or self-nominate with the approval of their District Superintendent.

To learn more, please contact Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO, 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  

Ready to apply? Please complete the CFLA  Application and Registration Form below and email it to Louise Hintze, GUMF Administrative Assistant, at You may also mail the completed application form along with your $50 check made payable to the Georgia United Methodist Foundation to her attention at: PO Box 922087, Peachtree Corners, GA 30010-2087. Please note CFLA in the memo line.