The decline in UMC giving comes as COVID-19 continues its menace and a possible denominational separation is on the horizon.
For now, leaders of the General Council on Finance and Administration propose cutting the budget for denomination-wide ministries by nearly a third, starting in 2023.
The General Council on Finance and Administration learns of volatility in apportionment giving across the connection. Collection rates in the first quarter varied widely among the seven general church funds.
Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.
Financial forecast … a survey of conferences projects that a 20% decline in local church net expenditures will result in about $41 million less in requested apportionments by 2024.
Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.
The WCA has released a first draft of Doctrines and Discipline, toward the possible creation of a new, traditionalist church.
Ministry Shares support United Methodist seminaries and students on campus. Like the Rev. Deborah Johnson, alumnae of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.
UMC general agencies are looking at what a planned budget cut of more than 20% will mean for their work, their staff and the people they serve.