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GCFA Frequently Asked Questions


What is the role of GCFA in The United Methodist Church?

The Book of Discipline ¶’s 801-824 provide the legal definition for GCFA in the United Methodist connection. The role of the agency in the Church’s mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ reaches beyond the legal definition. The resources on this website and available on here are developed to help the global United Methodist church be in ministry throughout the world. 

What resources, tools, and information can you provide to help me in my local church?

The following links will take you to downloadable or informational resources for programs and products developed for use throughout the connection. 

  • Joyfully2UMC – the giving app
  • UMCmarket – the online shopping portal that creates donations for church ministries
  • Sponsorship – creative, innovative fundraising for church  ministries

Resources available on this site: 

Connectional resources:

Shared Services – GCFA offers more than 40 shared services to assist the church. View a video about the offerings.