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Legal Services for Local Churches

Audit

Local church resources for conducting good financial audits Read More

Church Group Ruling - Tax Exemption

Welcome To GCFA Group Ruling Website We are excited to offer this service to local United Methodist churches, annual conferences, and other ministries within the connection. We hope you... Read More

Updated Tax Packet Now Available!

GCFA is excited to announce that the GCFA Tax Packet was recently updated.  The Tax Packet is an important... Read More

Changes to FLSA Requirements

In May, 2016, the US Department of Labor announced its final changes to the regulations that govern the FLSA “white collar” overtime exemptions. GCFA is excited to announce a new compliance... Read More

United Methodist Insurance Provides Helpful Free Resource for Local Churches

Nashville, TN –  United Methodist Insurance (UMI), the insurance company for the denomination’s local churches, has provided a free, easy to use resource for local churches that provides a... Read More

Group Ruling

GCFA has automated the process of obtaining the Group Ruling (501(c)3 documentation for your church or other United Methodist organization. ... Read More

Local Church (GCFA) Resources

Find the latest resources for your local church. Read More

Group Ruling Request Website

Request Form for 501(c)3 group ruling requests. United Methodist churches and other United Methodist groups are eligible but must request the documentation from GCFA. Read More

Administrative and Judicial Procedures Handbook

This resource is intended to serve as a guide to the denomination’s administrative and judicial processes. Read More

GCFA Legal Manual

This resource provides basic information about legal issues common to organizations throughout The United Methodist Church. Read More

Tax Packet

The GCFA Tax Packet contains numerous documents addressing a variety of tax matters pertaining to United Methodist clergy and local churches. Read More

Trademarks

GCFA is privileged to be able to share and guard this proud symbol of United Methodism. With the Cross and Flame, we say that as United Methodists we believe God... Read More