Give the gift of leadership


ways to contribute...

  • Online Donations

    Use our online donation center to contribute via debit/credit card or bank account transaction.

  • By mail

    If you prefer to write a check, please make your contribution payable to: 

    Bethany Fellows

    Attn: Levon Weaver

    4601 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1626. 

  • Join the Prepare to Lead Initiative

    Join the Prepare to Lead Initiative—Give the Gift of Leadership.

    Bethany Circle Sponsor—$5,000 +

    Bethany Circle Partner—$2,500–$4,999

    Bethany Circle Friend—up to $2,499

    For more information contact:

    Johnny Wray


  • Congregational Connections

    In August 2017 St. Peter's UCC decided to make the $5000 investment in their Associate Minister Becca Lockwood's participation as a Bethany Fellow. As Becca said, "St. Peter's has committed to paying the full scholarship - knowing that while I'm immediately benefitting it's a commitement to new clergy, the wider church, and the work Bethany Fellows is doing."

    Congregations who nurture young pastors form a ministry bond with  Bethany Fellows and Leaders as they realize their church will significanlty be a beneficiary of this ministry. Many of our incoming Fellows receive scholarships from their congregations, some receiving the full investment of $5000 per year.  Others are receiving 1/2 scholarships. And an increasing number of congregations include Bethany Fellows in their Outreach budgets or offer special occasion gifts. All scholarships and other contributions are greatly appreciated. 

  • Alum Gifts

    Grateful pastors do not easily forget the coaching/mentoring that helped “save their souls,” and find amazingly creative ways to express their gratitude. Many support Bethany financially and encourage their congregations to consider gifts as well.

  • Legacies, Bequests and Wills

    If you would like to offer a Special Gift to Bethany Fellows to commemorate a pastor’s special anniversary, celebrate a joyful church occasion, appreciate the faithful work of a ministry leader, or make a memorial gift, contact Kim Gage Ryan at or (573)489-2729.

    By networking with Christian Church Foundation, Bethany has resources available to assist those wishing to leave a leadership legacy through their will or a special bequest. Gary Straub will assist to bring wishes to action. Contact Gary at or (502) 320-2452.