Finance and Administration
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Finance and Administration

The General Council on Finance and Administration ministry includes protecting the legal interests of the denomination, collecting and analyzing statistics, serving as the trustees of the financial assets given to the denomination and maintaining an insurance program available to all United Methodist congregations in the United States where acceptable on an underwriting basis. Staff members assist and advise jurisdictions and central conferences, annual conferences, districts and local churches in matters ranging from hiring to digital tools to discount buying programs – and much more!
CARES Act -- Paycheck Protection Program
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Finance and Administration

Paycheck Protection Program and The United Methodist Church

GCFA General Secretary Moses Kumar shares an important message about the Paycheck Protection Program/CARES Act and how United Methodist churches can participate. His first point: Apply sooner rather than later.

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Courtesy of GCFA. March 11, 2019.
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Finance and Administration

UMC Market: Earning donations for your ministry made simple

UMCMarket.org allows ministries to generate donations whenever they use the browser to shop at their favorite online stores and retailers.

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Finance and Administration

Paycheck Protection Program guidance

Using the Paycheck Protection Program can help churches weather the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The General Council on Finance and Administration and Wespath are providing guidance to help United Methodist churches apply for the program.

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The Financial Services department of Finance and Administration offers low-cost financial services to help organizations be good stewards. Image by David Schwarzenberg, Pixabay.

Financial services

GCFA provides low-cost financial services for annual conferences, general agencies and local churches to support accounting and reporting functions, as well as services related to health benefits and insurance reporting. 
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Tax forms. Image by Pictures of Money, Flickr.com

The Financial Commitment of The United Methodist Church 2017-2020

The Financial Commitment Book details the denomination's budget and financial commitments throughout the 2017-2020 Quadrennium.

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Putting together a church budget

Having a church budget is a necessity to keep the doors open and the lights on, but a church budget should also help accomplish the goals of your ministry. Before starting with numbers and pen to paper, start with your vision.

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Offering plate images. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Good accounting controls begin
at the collection plate

GCFA has a goal to support ministry throughout the connection, with a focus on local churches. One way we accomplish this is to create resources that will help guide best practices in the area of finance. Great finance practice begin at the collection plate. Download this handy graphic for your church to follow best internal control policies. 
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Contact Information

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