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Local Church Resource Guide

We are pleased to announce our first Local Church Resource Guide. The companies included in this guide have been vetted by GCFA. Their mission for this project is to support local church ministry. We hope you find this a helpful resource for your local church.

Boosterville is an easy way for churches to effortlessly raise money to meet fundraising goals by making purchases from merchants in their neighborhood. Church members (called Boosters) are empowered to Buy For Good™ from participating businesses to support their local United Methodist church programs such as missions, family ministries, or youth activities. Boosterville businesses—restaurants, hardware stores, auto service shops, salons, and more—automatically share back a portion of each transaction when Boosters use their linked Visa debit or credit card.
Pam Cooper: (317) 446-9177 |

Simplifying Copyright. Empowering Worship. Enabling Discovery. CCLI empowers affordable and legal expression of worship by simplifying access to content, resources and media. We do that by way of the CCLI® Copyright License™, SongSelect®, Church Video License™ and ScreenVue®.
Jeff Harvey: (503) 257-2230 | 

Cost Stewardship is a resource that helps our local churches find refunds from the federal government, state governments and utility companies. Churches often receive thousands of dollars investing less than an hour of time – a great alternative fundraiser for many. Over 1000 local churches have submitted information to understand and execute their refund rights.
Monte Chamberlin: (317) 409-2984 |

The UMC Development Center is a centralized fundraising office for the national and worldwide ministries of the UMC. We provide fundraising services for Agencies of the Church, the Council of Bishops, Racial and Ethnic Caucuses, Conferences, Conference Foundations, and other affiliated ministries. If you know of a ministry in our Church that needs assistance with fundraising, please contact us. Additionally, we provide a free Wills Guide for those who are starting the process of setting up or adapting an existing plan for their estate.
Rhodes Logan: (615) 369-2382 |

Since 2006, eBridge has been trusted to provide secure web-based document management solutions for over 23 of the UMC Conferences. Our document management tools allow you to simply and quickly convert your paper files into secure electronic documents and access them anytime, anywhere. Keep sensitive files private with separate file cabinets for each department, and document level security within each file cabinet. eBridge provides security and accessibility, all while freeing up valuable office space by converting paper files to digital.
Leslie Haywood: (813) 387-3870 x308 |

Educational Opportunities Tours is ready assist your church with all its Christian travel needs. We have served over 400,000 travelers since 1974 and are the largest provider of Holy Land travel in North America. In addition we can assist you with Bible land cruises, Church heritage tours, retreat cruises and more. Our Missions Department provides deeply discounted airfare to thousands of people serving around the world each year.
(800) 247-0017

Easy, Affordable. Worship software, Worship media. Live Streaming. All-in-One tools to engage and grow your members. One Company. One Low Bill. Amazing Products & Support.
(888) 317-4018 |

Shelby Systems is a software company started in 1976 to support churches with integrated technology solutions. Today Shelby continues its vision to serve faith-based customers with a full range of technology tools for ministry including online giving, people tracking, website design and content management, mobile apps, and state-of-the-art financial software. Shelby products are labeled as ShelbyNext, developed for churches of all sizes, and Shelby Arena, a platform built for large and fast growing churches.
Shelby Sales: (800) 877-0222

Staples Business Advantage® is known for its office supplies, but that’s only the beginning. We are a total operating solution for churches with a full set off of products and services in just about every business function. Take full advantage of our expertise in facilities (including free dispenser upgrades), coffee and breakroom items, technology products including TV’s and tablets, promotional products, custom print, plus furniture for every area of your church and school. Visit UMCGPO.ORG for more information and to register for a Staples Business Advantage account today!
Jana Calvert: (615) 596-6440 |

Steeplecom has been helping United Methodist churches lease their properties to the Wireless Industry to be used as cell sites for 13+ years. We have generated millions of dollars in revenues for local churches and are familiar with all the issues before, during and after a site gets deployed. In addition to being subject matter experts when it comes to the wireless world, we are also quite proficient when it comes to the Book of Discipline and all things UMC concerning leasing property to a wireless carrier.|Tom Moylan: (978) 386-2322 |

The Home Depot Pro XTRA loyalty program offers United Methodist churches and affiliate organizations the opportunity to support Ministry. Through a collective purchasing and discount program, a percentage of sales through the program is given to a Ministry of the Church. We encourage you to support our mission and invite your church or United Methodist affiliate organization to sign up for The Home Depot Pro Loyalty Program.
Michael Daniel: (817)825-0279 | is an online discount and cost-savings vendor management platform designed for United Methodist churches and affiliated organizations. Churches use this exclusive group purchasing organization and are immediately able to reduce costs on everyday supplies and services by using the preferred vendors. This will save your organization time and dramatically increase funds for ministry so that every United Methodist church can refocus these savings on disciple making and transforming their community. As more churches participate, the pricing gets lower for all participants.

Jason Ritchason: (615) 812-3294 |

United Methodist Credit Union Association (UMCUA) is an association founded in October of 2002 by United Methodist Credit Unions throughout the United States. The fields of membership include agencies, clergy, church members, colleges, health care employees and/or staff of The United Methodist Church. Each of our United Methodist Credit Unions have similar fields of membership, share common goals, needs and issues. These Credit Unions work together in a collaboration effort to share ideas and suggestions regarding marketing, policies, regulations, etc. Some of the UMCUA Credit Unions may be state chartered, federally chartered and/or community chartered. UMCUA is your financial partner working to serve the ministry of The United Methodist Church. |

United Methodist Insurance (UMI) is a non-profit, captive insurance company started by the General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church (GCFA). The ministry of United Methodist Insurance is to protect the people and property of The United Methodist Church. It accomplishes this ministry by assisting in a financially responsible way while providing access to the broadest coverage available. |

Vanco Payment Solutions, the largest provider of giving and payment solutions designed especially for faith-based organizations, has helped United Methodist churches effectively manage and grow financial stewardship since 2002. Our Give+ suite offers today’s latest giving options, including online, mobile, text, kiosk and card readers. Working with more than 20,000 churches, we understand their needs and support them through every step of building an electronic giving program. 

Please contact Brittany Enright or Tammie Ruffle if you have any questions about the guide.

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