The Endowment Program of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church exists to serve the needs of every level of church life. Receiving support through the program are congregations, presbyteries, dependent children, college students, ministerial candidates, missionaries, Christian educators, and retired clergy to name just a few.
Income from endowments helps support the establishment of new Cumberland Presbyterian churches at home and abroad and the endowment corpus helps to provide loans for the construction of buildings for new and long-established congregations.
Through endowments, witness to the good news concerning Christ is proclaimed on four continents, the record of that witness preserved in the General Assembly's archives, the work of Sunday schools strengthened, and the ministries of all General Assembly agencies undergirded.
In 1836, the General Assembly first elected trustees to hold property left by bequest for the benefit of the whole Church. Later, in 1840, the Board of Trustees of the General Assembly was chartered by the State of Kentucky to provide a financial foundation for the work of the Church.
Today, the Board of Stewardship, Foundation and Benefits, as the successor of that Board of Trustees, continues their pioneering work, and seeks through the Endowment Program to provide a firm financial foundation for the life and ministry of congregations, presbyteries, synods, and the General Assembly and its agencies.
The members of the Board of Directors (staff and elected members of the Board of Stewardship) represent deep dedication to the cause of Christ through the ministries of the congregations and General Assembly agencies of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They provide, in addition, their personal expertise in corporate management, law, business, education, ministry, public health, insurance, accounting and investments.
For more information, contact Robert Heflin