The Academy will be held September 17-19, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. on Monday to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Stonewall Resort.

The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. wants to help your congregation create a culture of generosity. Join us at beautiful Stonewall Resort in central West Virginia. Inspire your congregation by learning how to:

  • Teach about the spiritual nature of giving
  • Encourage gratitude
  • Transform attitudes of scarcity into abundance
  • Equip stewardship ministry with best practices
  • Lead change in thoughts about money
  • Encourage legacy gifts
  • Develop a transformational ministry plan

We are grateful to offer this high caliber Academy at an affordable cost to attendees.  Over 90% of the cost is provided by The Foundation and through a generous grant from the United Methodist Church Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.  As of Tuesday, 7/31, all overnight accomodatinos are full.  We can only offer a limited number of commuter registrations (conference and meals).


Explore the list of presenters and their biographical information.


The program begins on Monday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. on Wesdnesday, September 19.  Explore the schedule and the programs being offered.


The deadline for registration is passed. Currently, we have an extremely limited number of available double rooms. If you would like to attend the conference and would be willing to share a room with someone who is already registered, please call The Foundation at 304-342-2113.

Registration Fees

If you have already registered and would like to pay your registration fee online, click here.  Select “other’ and indicate Academy in the text field.  Online payment can be made with a credit card or as a deduction from your bank account.

To pay by check, mail your check, made out to UMFWV, to PO Box 3811, Charleston, WV  25338.