The main way we support the ministries of the church is through our apportioned funds ("apportionments"), a method of giving that proportionally allocates the churchwide budget to conferences and local churches. For United Methodists this method of giving has become a strong, generous tradition.
Together, through our connected congregations, we accomplish what no single church, district or annual conference ever could hope to do alone. In this way, each individual, each family, each congregation gives a fair share for the church's work. We combine our prayers, presence, gifts and service to make a significant difference in the lives of God's people. In the coming weeks, each of the seven general funds will be featured as a way to learn more about where your dollars go.