Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Awards
The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan is committed to supporting the stewardship ministry of local churches. One of the ways that we fulfill this mission is by annually sponsoring the Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award. The purpose of this award is to honor up to four United Methodist congregations across the Michigan Conference for their exemplary stewardship ministry and culture of generosity. Each recipient receives a $2,500 award from the Foundation. Local church leaders may apply prior to March 15, 2023.
Rev. Gary Step, Sr. Director of Leadership Development
Six months ago, I began my journey on staff at the United Methodist Foundation. There is no question that churches are finding themselves paralyzed in this denominational environment and they are longing for traction.