Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

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DoubleTree Hotel Portland
363 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME 04106

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PLEASE NOTE: You must book your own room reservation

DoubleTree Hotel is offering an event rate of $119 (plus tax) per room / per night.

Click link below or call the hotel at 1-800-560-7753 and mention "Cutting Through the Financial FOG" 

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David Abbott / Director of Stewardship
United Methodist Foundation of New England
800-595-4347 X106


MAY 15 - 17, 2018


Helping clergy cut through personal and communal financial fog revealing stewardship as an outward and visible sign of an inner and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Because we firmly believe that stewardship is a vital and transforming part of discipleship, we are excited to welcome each of the following presenters as they offer their individual & unique stewardship insights and experience for the mutual benefit of all.


ELIZABITH GRADY-WHITE is the executive director of the Boston Faith & Justice Network which seeks to simplify our lives and help us become a more generous people so that we might pursue justice in the world...

AIMEE LARAMORE is a sought-after consultant, trainer and speaker whose areas of expertise include: Diversity in Development, The Implications of Donor Demographics in Faith-based Giving, Creating a Culture of Generosity, Expanding the Understanding of Philanthropy; and The Spirituality of Fundraising...

JOSEPH PARK is Managing Partner for Horizons Stewardship. Joe is committed to the belief that biblical generosity is a result of prayer, a grateful heart and effective discipleship practices...

MIKE SLAUGHTER is founder and chief strategist of Passionate Churches, LLC, which specializes in developing pastors, church staff and church lay leaders through coaching, training, consulting and facilitation services. His call to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, challenges Jesus followers to wrestle with God and their God-destinies. He has been known to say "Jesus followers are not waiting for heaven but are actively rebuilding, restoring & renewing. Yes, we are waiting for the return of the King, but it is not a passive waiting."



  • Defining Realities
  • Theology of Stewardship
  • Developing Your Ministry Budget
  • Developing a Year-Round Generosity Plan
  • Planned Giving
  • How to Compete
  • Preaching on Faith and Money
  • Justice and Generosity
  • Fundraising Principles
  • Major Gifts & The "ASK"
  • Keys to Successful Capital Campaigns
  • Minister as Financial Leader


COST: $370 pp and Includes:

  • All Teaching & Materials Info
  • 3 Days Lunch / Snacks (Box lunch on Weds)
  • Opportunity to meet with Foundation Financial Planners & Speakers

Event begins Tuesday, May 15th at 8:30 am and concludes Thursday, May 17th at noon with a box lunch