The Council of Bishops is recommending an additional church meeting in 2026 to reestablish connection and recast the mission and vision for the UMC.
The General Council on Finance and Administration has released its updated Ministry Resource Guide, a free resource for United Methodist churches and ministries containing special offers, discounts, and programs from… Continue Reading Guide offers discounts, resources for ministry
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 Commission on the General Conference is monitoring vaccinations, VISA availability, and virus related travel restrictions around the world as they continue plans for a 2022 meeting of the law-making… Continue Reading General Conference plans move ahead
Just as Bishop David Bard has taken an interim assignment in Minnesota, other U.S. bishops are receiving additional conferences to shepherd as of September 2, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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… Continue Reading CARES Act offers churches a boost