Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Presentations and Preaching


The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation offers a variety of presentations throughout the year. In addition, Foundation staff are available to preach in weekend church services. If you are interested in a staff member preaching or presenting for your church/organization, please let us know online or contacting our office. 

Learn & Grow Seminar Series

Each month the Foundation hosts a Learn & Grow seminar on various topics for clergy and laity. Interested in a topic not currently on the schedule? Click here to let us know your idea!
October 26 - Charitable Giving in 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
 Guest Presenter: Sarah Bartel, CPA, Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC

Are you looking for ways to make the most impact with your charitable giving? Join us on Tuesday, October 26 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Zoom as Sarah Bartel, Senior Manager/Director for Tax Services with Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC, shares options for tax-advantaged charitable giving in 2021.


Since joining the Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC team in 2012, Sarah has been dedicated to providing high quality tax services and solutions to both businesses and individuals. As a senior manager and head of the firm’s Tax Department, she is responsible for overseeing tax operations, including designing and implementing tax policies and procedures. Additionally, she continues to prepare and review income tax returns, compilations and reviews, and financial statements. She also offers QuickBooks consulting and tax planning services, and is a federal and state taxing authority correspondent.

November 9 - How to Start an Endowment Program
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz, KAUMF President and CEO

Miss a seminar? Recordings of the seminars are available to view online at your convenience. 

Narrative Budgets

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Annual Stewardship Campaigns

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Loans and Building Projects

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How to Talk to People about Giving

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Basics of Social Security and Retirement Taxes - Part 1

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Basics of Social Security and Retirement Taxes - Part 2

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Clergy Taxes

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Estate Planning

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Visioning for Your Church During Times of Change

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How the Foundation Can Support Your Ministry 

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The Foundation offers Leaving a Lasting Legacy regional church training workshops to help equip pastors and lay persons to begin and/or grow their Planning Giving Program. A Legacy Ministry (Endowment Ministry) is about inviting persons of your congregation to leave a lasting legacy through a planned gift. This ministry is based on the belief that God is still at work in the community and by giving generously you can change lives of those who will come after you.

Please check back for the 2021 workshop dates. A recording of the workshop is available online to view at your convenience.


Our mission is to strengthen churches and individuals to be financially healthy. Staff are available to preach during weekend services throughout the year on God’s call in our lives to be a generous people. The message can focus either on leaving a lasting legacy or on annual stewardship. 



Five Ways to Give Generously

Individuals can support the work and ministry of your church or organization in a variety of ways through giving now or in making plans for future gifts. Through planned giving, individuals can maximize tax benefits and leave a lasting legacy. This presentation can be used in conjunction with a sermon on legacy giving.  

Who: Everyone
Time: 45 – 60 minutes

This presentation is also available in an online format. Click here for the link

Legacy Giving Program

Tips and tools for establishing and/or growing your planned giving program to help further the ministries of your church or organization.

Who: Trustees/Committee Members
Time: 45 – 60 minutes


Investing with the Foundation

Learn more about investment options with the Foundation and investing for the future.   

Who: Trustees/Committee Members
Time: 30 – 45 minutes


Generosity 101 & the Ministry of the Foundation

God calls us to live generous lives. Through the generosity of others, we can enjoy the things we have today. This presentation discusses ways in which the Foundation can support your church or organization in living out its missional calling.

Who: Everyone
Time: 30 – 45 minutes


Ready to take the next step? Schedule a presentation today. Preaching and presentations can be scheduled online or by contacting our office.


Already have your presentation scheduled? Check out the materials for promoting the event.