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Munashe Furusa, Africa University's new vice chancellor,  reports to the board of directors on issues facing the United Methodist school, including the need for more on need for more faculty with doctorates. Bishop Marcus Matthews, right, listens to the report. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Africa University, new leader face many challenges

The United Methodist university is growing, but its difficulties include overcrowded dorms and a shortage of professors with doctorates. Read More

Taking the ice bucket (apportionment) challenge

Pennsylvania church cashes in on popular fundraising fad, using it to bolster congregation's finances and fellowship. 'We raised close to $2700.' Read More

The Rev. Stephen Handy from McKendree United Methodist Church leads the opening worship at the quadrennial budget discussion of the Connectional Table Finance Committee and the General Council on Finance and Administration held in Nashville, Tenn.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Slight budget gains projected for agencies

Decision on Aug. 21 gave general church agencies a bottom line on which to begin building their budgets in 2017-2020. Read More

Chuck Knows Church talks about the history of tithing and taking up a collecting during worship.

Chuck Knows Church: Offering Plate

Passing the plate hasn't always been an element of Sunday worship. Chuck Knows Church talks about the history of tithing and taking up an offering. View

A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #099. 3/20/12.

Giving keeps pace with denomination’s budget

Many United Methodist conference treasurers have reason to sleep easier now than during the dark days of the 2009 recession. Read More

Apportioned Funds

The main way we support the ministries of the church is through our apportioned funds, a method of giving that proportionally allocates the churchwide budget to conferences and local churches. Read More

United Methodist HBCUs prepare for health care changes

The United Methodist Black College Fund Council of Presidents met with their institutions' chief financial officers and human resources directors to discuss what the Affordable Care Act will mean for their universities. Read More

Conference budgets show modest growth

More United Methodist conferences are seeing a modest budget increase for 2014 than are cutting their budget or staying flat. Read More

2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds

Despite budget cuts, program agencies say 'thanks' for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16. Read More

2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding

Emptier U.S. pews and tighter budgets are affecting the denomination, but there are bright spots in the statistics. Read More

Briefing previews General Conference issues

Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium. Read More

Mixed blessings in new U.S. church numbers

Declining membership trend continues; 2010 giving to UMCOR up 146 percent and direct giving to causes jumps 29 percent. Read More

Africa University Requests Financial Support

Zimbabwe's economic crisis shows few signs of easing, and United Methodist-related Africa University has issued another urgent call for financial support from the denomination. Read More

Zimbabwe’s Economic Woes Create Urgent Funding Need

Operating in a nation beset by economic and political crises, Africa University has issued an urgent plea for United Methodist congregations to fulfill their 2008 financial obligations to the Zimbabwe-based school. Read More

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