First Quarter Investment Summary

April 17, 2020
The Foundation released the investment summary for first quarter. The rapid escalation of the COVID-19 virus into a global pandemic drove U.S. equity markets to record high volatility levels, as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX). The VIX hit an all-time high of 82.7 on March 16, which was just above its peak during the 2008 financial crisis.
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COVID-19 Resources for Pastors and Churches

April 1, 2020
Our goal is to help you and your church navigate the challenging time as a result of COVID-19. Below is a list a resources to help as we go through this together. To read the response from President Dustin Petz, click here. 
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**NEW** April Certificate of Participation Rates Announced

March 31, 2020
The Certificate of Participation is the funding source of the Foundation's Church Development Loan Fund providing loans to the Great Plains Conference United Methodist Churches and related institutions.
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Foundation Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Risen Lord. In the midst of these changing times, I want to share what the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation will be doing in response to COVID-19. 
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Seminars Postponed, Colby Workshop Canceled

March 12, 2020
With the growing number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kansas, the decision was made to postpone the Investing for the Future Seminars originally scheduled for March 16-18, as well as to cancel the Leaving a Lasting Legacy Workshop in Colby on March 24.
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Partnership with UMDF Expands Loan Ministry

March 8, 2020
When pioneers moved into the Great Plains in the 1850s, they were looking for the opportunity to build homes, start churches, and develop farms. They wanted to create communities. What they ended up establishing are some of the country’s most prolific farmlands, America’s breadbasket. These hardworking visionaries left a legacy of community development and faith. 
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