Stewardship Campaign

This Pathways to Generosity campaign is unique as it was specifically designed to enrich our understanding of Christian stewardship. Different from previous annual campaigns, the focus is not built on the need of the church to fund a budget, but instead on the need of each person to contribute proportionately from their resources as a part of his or her own spiritual maturity and discipleship. Sometimes we have measured too much of a campaign’s success on whether or not we could meet a specific budget. For this campaign, we will measure success by how much the people of Ankeny First United Methodist Church are willing to take the next step in their giving. Instead of strictly emphasizing commitments to a budget, we are asking each person to consider taking a step up in their giving as their response to all that God has done for them. We believe walking this pathway to generosity will stimulate growth in our relationship with Christ.

Campaign Resources (under construction)

  • Pathways to Generosity campaign brochure. This document is a great overview document about this 2021 campaign.
  • Enter your 2021 Estimate of Giving online HEREHERE.
  • Print a 2021 Estimate of Giving Card (download one here) and return by February 14, 2021.
  • Return your card to the Uptown church office, Ankeny First UMC, 206 SW Walnut St., Ankeny, IA 50023.

If you have questions about contributions, or Ankeny First Financials, please contact Brenda Schilling, Financial Officer at 515.964.4249, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cell Phone Prayer Screen

During the Pathways to Generosity stewarship campaign, we will be encouraging one another to pray “God, where do you want me to be in my giving?” This prayer will lead us toward a life more fully lived in Jesus, finding meaning and purpose in knowing God’s love and sharing it with others.

You can download this image to your phone by “holding/pressing” on the image and then saving it to your photo/image location on your mobile device.

Then, you will need to use the devices background screen settings to set this image to appear as your lock screen.