UM World Service Fund helps to develop principled Christian leaders?
The United Methodist Church needs leaders – clergy and laity – to fulfill God's mission for the Church and the world. United Methodist believe nurturing God's call to Christian leadership is essential. One on the four areas of focus for the Church is the calling and shaping principled Christian leaders. We celebrate the many innovative approaches to developing principled Christian leaders, but also see the need to strengthen a culture of call throughout the Church so that every disciple's leadership potential can be realized. This work is supported through the World Service apportioned funds.
ABOUT WORLD SERVICE FUND (WSF)
The World Service Fund is one of seven apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church and is the cornerstone for the funding of the connectional system of the United Methodist Church. The World Service Fund provides basic financial support to general agencies, which are especially important to the common vision, mission, and ministry of The United Methodist Church. Through World Service funding, agencies support annual conferences and local congregations in living out God's mission for the worldwide Church. General agencies also provide essential services and ministries beyond the scope of individual local congregations and annual conferences through services and ministries that are highly focused, flexible, and capable of rapid response.