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This presentation was created by the Connectional Giving Team (CGT), United Methodist Communications.
We hope it will help you and your congregation to learn more about the mission and ministries of The United Methodist Church funded by your congregation’s remittance of conference and general church apportionments and your designated giving to the churchwide special Sundays with offerings, The Advance for Christ and His Church, and other opportunities.
Permission is granted to duplicate or edit this presentation for use in United Methodist churches.
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To view the notes that accompany these slides, go to View and click on Notes Page.
For more information about connectional giving, go to www.umcgiving.org or contact InfoServ by email: [email protected]
To contact the Connectional Giving Team, go to www.umcgiving.org and click Contact Us.
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the Local Church?
Some local churches face tremendous financial pressures because expenses have increased faster than giving.
Although expenses have increased, giving has not increased proportionately.
Lack of funds can dampen the will of congregations, stifle local ministries and diminish the ability to participate fully in wider ministries.
Congregations are concerned about funding of apportionments; however, the real issue is dealing with systemic problems related to giving and not just “pushing” apportionments.
Congregations are unlikely to increase significantly remittance of apportioned funds without improvement in the funds that support their local churches.
We United Methodists believe that each of us is called to participate in the ministry of Jesus Christ.
We do this in connection globally with
Today, through the United Methodist connection, we share a ministry
Within the Jurisdictional Conferences (U.S.A)
Vacation Bible School
“Each and every year, United Methodists... in every local U.M. church shall remit all apportionments in full….”
(As spoken by God to John Wesley and recorded in the Book of Discipline, 1784, and interpreted afresh to each new generation by your bishop, your D.S., your conference treasurer and the pastor.)
Apportionments are one “outward and visible sign” of the connection in United Methodism.
Where the average local church expense dollar goes!
12.4cents: Annual Conference, district,episcopal area and jurisdiction
3.3 cents: General Church, including United Methodist Women
Discover the exciting ministries made possible through our United Methodist connectional giving!
Complete information is available at www.umcgiving.org
World Service, General Administration, Episcopal, Africa University, Black College, Ministerial Education and Interdenominational Cooperation
Churchwide Special Sundays with Offerings
Human Relations Day, One Great Hour of Sharing, Native American Ministries Sunday , Peace with Justice Sunday, World Communion Sunday, United Methodist Student Day
Designated Giving Opportunities
The Advance for Christ and His Church World Service Special Gifts
Serving Christ Through Our United Methodist Connectional Giving
For more information, go to www.umcgiving.org
For more information, go to www.umcgiving.org
Working at his desk in an office complex in Harare, Zimbabwe, Edwin Ngonyamo looks like a typical manager. Get him talking poultry and it\'s a different story altogether. He loves his work and credits Africa University with making him good at it.
I\'m working in Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola. … Everywhere I go, I call on classmates and a growing network of Africa University alumni," he says.
Black College Fund Apportionment
Historically Black Colleges of The United Methodist Church
Bennett College Greensboro, N.C. * Bethune-Cookman College Daytona Beach, FL.
Claflin University Orangeburg, S.C. * Clark-Atlanta University Atlanta, GA.
Dillard University New Orleans, LA. * Huston-Tillotson College Austin, TX.
Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN. * Paine College Augusta, GA.
Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR. * Rust College Holly Springs, MS.
Wiley College Marshall, TX.
The 13 U.M. Seminaries
Thirteen U.M. Seminaries
Boston University School of Theology, Boston
Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta
Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
Drew University, The Theological School, Madison, N. J.
Duke University, The Divinity School, Durham, N.C.
Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Illiff School of Theology, Denver
Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
"Ecumenical formation, the need to develop future generations of ecumenical leadership, will continue to be a top priority of our commission," The Rev. Larry Pickens, General Secretary, Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
With other Christians, we declare the essential oneness of the church of Jesus Christ and seek to participate in the experiences and insights of sharing with other denominations and churches our common faith in Jesus Christ.
For more information about the special Sundays with offerings, visit www.umcgiving.org.
Today, through the Advance, United Methodists are in mission in 100 countries around the world and in the US.
Individuals, groups and congregations may choose from among 2,000 ministries, each carefully evaluated and approved.
General Conference apportions spending plan to annual conferences based upon a formula approved by General Conference.
Annual conferences apportions to local churches based upon a formula approved by the annual conference.
Local churches receives tithes and offerings every week.
Local churches remits its conference and general church apportionments to conference treasurer.
Conference treasurer sends general church apportionments to the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA).
GCFA credits the general boards and agencies for their appropriate amount based on the spending plan.
For More Information about this process, go to www.gcfa.org
Organized for ministry at several levels that maintain “connectional” links to one another
The Local Church
General Boards and Agencies
Total Number of Churches 35,275
Grand Total Given $5,043,693,838
Average Total Given Per Church $142,982
Average Giving Per Member $607.79
Source: 2002 General Minutes
Ways to Increase United Methodist Household Giving 1% Between 2005-08
Are Unequivocally Connected Together
In the Mission of Making Disciples
for Jesus Christ
Connectional Giving TeamP.O. Box 320 Nashville, TN 37202-0320