Welcome to The Collaborator 

GCFA's ministry is to support you in your ministry. Through this newsletter, it is our goal to provide financial and administrative resources to support the work you do. Our work together, our collaboration, will help us all in our goal to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

 

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Putting Together a Church Budget to Accomplish Your Goals | Thursday, June 7, 2018

Having a church budget is a necessity to keep the doors open and the lights on, but a church budget should also help accomplish the goals of your ministry. Before starting with numbers and pen to paper, start with your vision.

Data Death: The Importance of a Regular Church Data Backup | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It’s not pretty to think about. To many of us, our church building represents many histories: A history of legacy, a history of fellowship, a history of outreach, and a history of serving. But fires burn buildings. Tornados and hurricanes demolish them. People break into them and steal or damage computers. Mechanical systems fail. However, these tragic scenarios don't have to be the death of your data. We suggest a regular backup regimen involving three rotating sources.​

How Recurring Gifts Make Giving More Predictable | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lexington Park UMC in Maryland discovers the power of online giving

New State-To-State Passport Requirements | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Did you know that starting this fall, citizens from some states may need a passport to fly … domestically? Since only about 40% of Americans have passports, there are things you should know. Are you and your colleagues prepared?

Updating Your Mission and Vision Statement | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring is here, and along with it comes blooming flowers, budding trees and … spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just a time to clean the house; when was the last time you reviewed and revised your organization’s mission and vision statements?