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Changes are coming to the health coverage of bishops and agency employees. They are steps in avoiding the

Bishops, agencies to see insurance changes

United Methodists take steps to avoid the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac” tax of high-cost health coverage. Read More

Q&A: Finance and Administration

GCFA protects the legal interests of the denomination, collects and analyzes important statistics, serves as the trustees of the denomination's assets, and maintains an insurance program for local churches. Read More

GCFA Board Summer Meeting

GCFA Board and Connectional Table Finance Committee begin work on 2017-2020 budget. 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

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

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

Regional conferences take on social issues

United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. Read More

Saying farewell to United Methodist Reporter

Losing the national newspaper like 'the death of a family member or friend,' says one longtime reader and alum. Read More

United Methodists prep for 2013 conferences

Amid serious deliberations, members also take time to celebrate in United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Read More

Cokesbury closures challenge seminaries

Theological schools have multiple options for supplying students. But some worry the loss of brick-and-mortar stores will do lasting damage. Read More

Final report: Church path ‘unsustainable’

The Interim Operations Team, in its final report, calls for bigger changes than what came out of the 2012 General Conference. Read More

NCC plans for ‘bold future’

Streamlined, flexible replacement for faltering structure will rely more on council members, including United Methodists. Read More

Church agencies look forward, not back

Open to change, top executives seek new ways to collaborate to reach young adults and people new to the church. Read More

United Methodist execs seek creative change

Budget cuts, other changes also bring opportunities for church agencies to sharpen focus and shift priorities. 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

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