Foundation News: April 2022
Saving Grace online course available through May:
The Foundation is once again offering the ground-breaking financial management course Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being. We have posted all ten classes on our website. Pastors, you can watch these pre-recorded lectures at your convenience to earn 1 CEU credit. Hurry - we have extended the deadline but the lectures will only be available through May! The class is also available to anyone hoping to learn successful money management strategies - it's a great tool for Finance Committees or even whole congregations. With rising inflation concerns, it's an important time for folks to keep track of their finances in a faith-based way. Feel free to take the class through the Foundation and then teach it at your church.

The only cost associated with taking this class is the purchase of the workbook - available for clergy or non-clergy - and optional devotional. There is also a leader kit if you decide you want to teach the course yourself.

To access the videos on our website, email to get the password. You will then be able to enter our classroom portal. If now is not the right time for you, stay tuned to our newsletter and social media for future course dates.
1st Quarter Fund Performance Posted:

You can view IUMF's 1st Quarter 2022 fund performance here and read the complete report here.

We are available anytime - virtually or in person - to review your church's investments. Call or email us today!
Other good news:
HELP loans open June 1

Iowa's Higher Education Loan Partners (HELP) program has been so successful that other foundations across the country are joining. That's because they (and we!) want to help pastors reduce expensive seminary debt!

A HELP loan refinances existing student loan debt into one payment at an interest rate of just 1.5%! Visit our website to learn more so you are ready when the application period opens.
Our expert wants to meet with YOU!

We have openings in our estate planning program. This partnership with Johni Hays of Thompson and Associates gives you the opportunity to meet with her and receive expert estate planning guidance - at no cost to you!

Contact us today to set up a meeting with Johni. You can meet with her once or up to six times - whatever you need. Visit our website to learn more.
More Resources:
Stelter: 8 Elements of a Good Gift Acceptance Policy (yes, you should have one!)
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