Clergy Financial Literacy Academy

February 01 2021


The Clergy Financial Literacy Academy is an electronic toolbox developed by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation to equip and empower you to make better financial decisions! 

The training consists of modules for both personal and church finance. The modules include online tutorials, exercises, and instructor-led Zoom sessions. Students will learn how to create a vision and a plan for their own financial well-being. The church finance tutorials will cover basic church finance and accounting along with a new tool, SOFTRO, which is a framework for church financial decision-making.

CFLA is a cost and time effective program designed to build skills and empower clergy to be even better leaders in their churches. Students who complete the course and an evaluation will earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units. A record of completion will be sent to your District Superintendent.

The cost of the program is $50. The estimated time to complete the course is 12 hours of individual computer time and six mandatory Zoom sessions. There will be optional Zoom office hours after the sessions.

If you are interested in receiving the next course's notification, please complete the online CFLA Notification Form here.

To learn more, please contact Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO, at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664, or klawder@gumf.org, Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President, at 478-256-7130 or rlanford@gumf.org, or Nancy Young, GUMF Vice President of Development, at 678-708-6601 or nyoung@gumf.org