Did you know United Methodist have raised over $800 million to support clergy ordinations?

Did you know United Methodist have raised over $800 million to support clergy ordinations?

Over the course of 40 years, more than $758 million has been raised to help thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Since 2014, the UM churches have consistently raised over 17,000,000 bringing the total raised funds to over 800 million.  The funds collected over the years have provided scholarships through Annual Conferences as well as support the 13 United Methodist seminaries.

ABOUT THE MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND (MEF)

The Ministerial Education Fund was established by action of the 1968 General Conference. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide vitally needed scholarships through annual conferences, essential funds for the support of our 13 United Methodist seminaries in the United States, programs that encourage men and women to respond to the call to ordained ministry, continuing-education opportunities for pastors across the connection and course-of-study education for local pastors. Every clergyperson who has served in The United Methodist Church over the past 50 years has been shaped in part by the ministries and institutions supported by the Ministerial Education Fund.

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Giving for the Ministerial Education Fund is through your local church apportionments.