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GCFA Adds Neighbor as Newest Ministry Partner

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The General Council on Finance and Administration—UMC Support (GCFA) Connectional Relations Team is pleased to report that Neighbor®, a self-storage marketplace, has become a vetted ministry partner with GCFA.

Your support of the World Service Fund apportionment supports program-related general agencies, which are especially important to the common vision, mission, and ministry of The United Methodist Church.

This is a program for churches to lease unused space like classrooms, or meeting spaces to provide safe, convenient, and affordable storage to the communities in which they are located. Connecting with Neighbor®, churches can become a “host” for any unused space for people to reserve – for just a month, or longer, as the needs of the church or the renter dictate.

Churches can set their own rental prices for space, and Neighbor® provides host churches with up to $1,000,000 personal liability insurance.

Kellie Schmeal, Relationship Director at GCFA said, “We are constantly looking for ways to help United Methodist churches and affiliated organizations raise funds to support all the ministries they are involved in. Adding Neighbor® to our list of ministry partners helps us do that.”

"Neighbor’s® platform allows churches and members to generate income on their unused space ‒ basements, garages, parking lots, and more," said Joseph Woodbury, CEO and co-founder of Neighbor®. "We're excited to join hands with GCFA to help spread the word to potential hosts for our renters. We couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity."

To learn more about the Neighbor® program, visit https://www.gcfa.org/partners/neighbor/. To learn more about the GCFA Ministry Partner program, visit the GCFA Partner page: https://www.gcfa.org/partners/, or contact the Connectional Relations team at [email protected] or 615-369-3393.

The World Service Fund provides basic financial support to program-related 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.