Saving Grace Pilot Groups to Launch in September

In collaboration with Administrative Services for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences, the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences is pleased to announce that, beginning in September, it will launch four clergy pilot groups utilizing the Saving Grace curriculum.  This program is partially funded by a generous grant from the UMC Clergy Well-Being Initiative in partnership with the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits of the UMC and the Lilly Endowment Inc.

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The four groups will all utilize Zoom technology in order to facilitate cross-conference attendance.  Participants will be able to choose one of the four following options beginning on September 7:

Tuesdays at 11 am

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Wednesdays at 10 am

Thursdays at 2 pm

There will be four sessions lasting one hour each. Each group will be limited to 10-12 participants.  Each participant will be given a Saving Grace Leader’s kit (a $60 value) in order to offer the class in their ministry setting. Following completion of the curriculum, individual financial coaching and counseling will be made available to all participants. Speaking on behalf of the Foundation, Philip Jamieson said, “We are very thankful for this opportunity provided by the Lilly Endowment. We do believe that this program has the potential to strengthen both individual finances and to help local churches become better stewards of all that the Lord has provided them.”


For more information or to sign up for a group, please contact Philip Jamieson, President of the UM Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences at phil.jamieson@umfmtc.org.