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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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?

HSA Contribution Limit Reduced | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the 2018 annual limitation on health savings account (HSA) contributions by individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) is now $6,850.

6 Ways an Event App Helps To Save Costs | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January is a time of planning. For many within the Methodist Connection, that means meeting planning. Many event planners are turning toward event apps to help them communicate with their attendees, execute discussions and drive analytics. An event app helps save costs for the organization hosting the meeting. Read more for six specific ways.

Managing Multiple Relationships for a Healthier Ministry | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Managing various relationships within your ministry requires getting to know people. Churches want to know who is attending services as well as when they stop coming, important details about the lives of members and visitors, and how everyone can get involved in church ministries. This is a lot of information to know and manage well. When churches take the time to get to know people in your ministry and manage that information well, you build better relationships in a variety of ways.