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Who We Are

For we are God's servants working together
1 Corinthians 3:9a
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The General Council on Finance and Administration coordinates and administers financial resources, safeguards the legal interests and rights of the Church, and provides administrative resources to enable the fulfillment of the mission of The United Methodist Church. The board members and staff of GCFA are guided by a strategic vision of Servant Ministry.

Services Provided

GCFA currently provides over 40 shared services to a variety of boards, agencies, annual conferences and other entities related to The United Methodist Church, including -- and in service to the Church, the United Methodist Insurance Company (UMI), which is a non-profit, captive insurance company started by GCFA.  

The links below will take you to more information about each of the internal departments that provide Shared Services. To learn more or access resources about the agency's work in the connection, click here

Mission Statement

The GCFA Mission Statement The General Council on Finance and Administration serves through financial and administrative ministries that enable the fulfillment of the mission of The United Methodist Church. In... Read More

Vision Statement

The GCFA Vision Statement The General Council on Finance and Administration will be a leading, trusted administrative resource for The United Methodist Church. We will facilitate Christian mission and ministry... Read More

Our Purpose

Our Purpose The purpose of the General Council on Finance and Administration is to be accountable for the financial plan of the Church through a servant ministry promoting fiscal... Read More