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Ezra is the dynamic, one-stop location for United Methodist Data. Ezra is a robust, interactive, and cost-effective data solution that uses web-based technology to be available in real time. Read More

Welcome to GCFA

Welcome.  Our site is designed for you...whether you are a member of a local church looking for charge conference forms, or an annual conference, we have developed the site to better serve you.

Click on the group you identify with such as an annual conference, and you will find the information and resources from each of the departments of GCFA.  Or if you're looking for RESOURCES, click on GENERAL CHURCH RESOURCES to the left or find one of the topics you need at the bottom of this page.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  You can contact us at  

United Methodist Credit Union Association - Financial Services for United Methodists

UMCUA is your financial partner working to serve the ministries of The United Methodist Church. Read More


Through the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS), those who support the local church, annual conference, general agency or other church entity, can become certified administrative professionals. Read More

Trusted e-Giving Provider

Vanco Payment Solutions has worked with GCFA and local churches to grow successful electronic giving programs since 2002. Offer your members and guests the giving options they prefer with Give+. Read More

Tax Packet

The GCFA Tax Packet contains numerous documents addressing a variety of tax matters pertaining to United Methodist clergy and local churches. Read More

2017 – 2020 Financial Commitment Book Available Online

The Financial Commitment Booklet for the new quadrennium is now available. Read More

Church Group Ruling - Tax Exemption

Welcome To GCFA Group Ruling Website We are excited to offer this service to local United Methodist churches, annual conferences, and other ministries within the connection. We hope you... Read More

Monthly Financial Commitment Reports

These are the monthly reports of the financial status for the general Church apportioned funds. Read More


Find the most recent press releases from GCFA.  Questions?  Contact us at  Read More

Connectional Giving: Together We Do More

2 Corinthians 8:3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own. Read More

Summary of Executive Order On Promoting Free Speech And Religious Liberty

Recently, there has been inquiry from United Methodist churches requesting an explanation of what the March, 2017 Executive Order on “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” means for churches. Read More

GCFA Recommendations for Crowdfunding

GCFA Responds to General Conference request for direction on crowdfunding sources. Read More

Academy of Church Business Administrators (ACBA)

Academy of Church Business Administrators Prepare for 2017 Training. Registration opens in early spring. Read More