Encouraging news. COVID-19 has left a mark on giving to denomination-wide ministries. GCFA, however, is happy to report a slight rebound in July.
David Dobbs, Michigan Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services will leave his post and move to Arizona May 1. The position is now open. Apply before May 22.
Though ministry needs are on the rise, giving is down as sanctuaries across the country are filled not with people but with empty pews. The Cares Act includes support for churches.
United Methodist leaders project that at the present time at least half of the denomination lives outside the United States. However, the US delegates to GC 2020 remain in the majority.
Church membership data plays a critical role in denominational decision-making. Heather Hahn explains how church leaders gather the information and the role it plays.
On March 18, 2019 Wespath announced that the Appeals Court rules clergy housing allowances do not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.
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.
During this season of change, this 2018 State of the Church report shows that “the mission is yet alive.”
Despite a request to reconsider, the board of The United Methodist Church’s finance agency is moving ahead with planned cuts to the denominational budget.
The board of The United Methodist Church’s finance agency approved changes to apportionments that would cut more than $105 million from the 2021-2024 general church budget.