Foundation Academy of Faith and Generosity

The Academy will be held March 18-20, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday to 11:00 a.m. Friday at Canaan Valley Resort.

The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. wants to help your congregation create a culture of generosity. Join us at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia for the Foundation Academy of Faith and Generosity on March 18-20, 2020.  

Do you struggle with continually trying to raise funds for mission and ministry?  Have you read the books and nothing seems to change?  Growing Generosity is dedicated to equipping pastors and laity to change the generosity culture in your church.  You will explore what generosity means and why it is so much more than simply paying bills and meeting the budget.  You will leave with a renewed passion for growing generosity in your own life and the life of your church family.  You will also leave with the practical tools and best practices to actually lead and implement what you’ve learned. 

The event is open to both clergy and laity. Clergy attendees will earn 12 contact hours of continuing education and lay attendees will earn credit for an advanced course.


Explore the list of presenters and their biographical information.


The program begins on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20.  Explore the schedule and the programs being offered.


The deadline for registration is February 10.  You can register at this link.  To register by mail, download this form

Registration Fees

Many of the costs associated with the conference are paid by The Foundation so that we can offer a low registration fee for attendees.  Your registration fee includes two nights lodging at Canaan Valley Resort (except for commuters), four meals (dinner on the 19th is on your own), and all conference presentations and and materials.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • $100 for a double room with a roommate
  • $225 for a single room (no roommate)
  • $50 for a commuter (covers meals and conference but no room)

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.