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Denominational giving drops for 3rd year

Giving down third year in a row

The decline in UMC giving comes as COVID-19 continues its menace and a possible denominational separation is on the horizon.

Leaders consider the UMC’s bottom line

Leaders look at the offering plate

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.

Finance board gets update on giving

COVID-19 is one factor affecting finance in the UMC reports uptick in giving during COVID

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.

General Agencies cutting back

Board of Global Ministries one of agencies making cuts

Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.

Estimating financial impact of exits

Financial impact of potential UMC split

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.

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

Financial impact of potential UMC split

Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.

Scripture key in WCA discipline

WCA meets on future of church

The WCA has released a first draft of Doctrines and Discipline, toward the possible creation of a new, traditionalist church.

She heard God’s call on campus

Deb Johnson, an MEF recipient, at the lakeshore

Ministry Shares support United Methodist seminaries and students on campus. Like the Rev. Deborah Johnson, alumnae of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Views on GC2019 and mission

Bishop John Yambasu prays at the 2019 General Conference

Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.  

What UMC budget cuts mean for ministry

Offering plate

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.

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