Welcome to the 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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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.

Giving Tuesday | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Giving Tuesday is a day of giving worldwide that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This day encourages everyone to remember what we are really celebrating during the Christmas season – the love and light of Christ, to help your neighbor. #GivingTuesday is a social media phenomenon; therefore it is one of the best ways to increase awareness of your ministries.

UM Group Ruling Process Made Easy, Fast, and Efficient | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The General Council on Finance and Administration is the central organization for the United Methodist group ruling. The group ruling allows United Methodist entities to be recognized as 501(c)(3) organizations without having to apply directly to the IRS. Being a 501(c)(3) organization provides many benefits, including exemption from paying federal income tax and allowing the organization (church) to receive donations that are deductible to the donor.

Home Depot Pro Xtra Program for United Methodists | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Romans 12:13 commands us to “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.” Trusted provider Home Depot is living into this Bible verse by offering assistance for Hurricane Harvey and Irma affected areas. They have activated their Hurricane Hotline and a hurricane relief email; all of this is in conjunction with their Home Depot Pro Xtra program that supports local ministries of United Methodist Churches and affiliated organizations.