Did You Know The General Administration Fund supports the legal and constitution work of the United Methodist Church?

The General Administration
Fund supports the legal
and constitution work

of the UMC?

One of the reasons the General Administration Fund is so important is because of The United Methodist Church’s unflagging commitment to integrity. Polity of the UMC is established to be constitutional, Episcopal and connectional. Our church’s highest court, the nine-member Judicial Council, executes its directive to uphold church law. This council determines the legality and/or constitutionality of actions by agencies, boards, conferences, and officials of the Church. United Methodist Churches around the globe, through people like you, are ensuring the integrity and long-term effectiveness of the ministry of The United Methodist Church is continued through funding like the General Administration Fund.

 

ABOUT THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FUND (GAF)


The General Administration Fund is one of seven apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church. 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. The General Administration fund finances the administrative function of the denomination’s general activities and is what enables The United Methodist Church to function most effectively. It provides for the expenses of the sessions of the General Conference, the Judicial Council, covers the administrative functions of the General Council on Finance and Administration, the operating costs for the General Commission on Archives and History and maintenance of historic shrines, landmarks and sites. It funds the safeguarding of our denomination’s legal interests and rights and the managing of The United Methodist Foundation. The General Administration Fund was established as part of the original financial plan of the Methodist Church at its unification in 1939.

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Giving for the General Administration Fund is through your local church apportionments.