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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Pastor Appreciation Day | Monday, October 8, 2018

If you are pressed for time, we have made different graphics for you to download and share on social media. One less thing for you to do is one more moment you can spend saying “Thanks” to your Clergy!

Six Things to Look for When Hiring a Meeting Planner | Thursday, October 4, 2018

As United Methodists, we hold meetings and events to support our ministries and to fellowship with one another. We often rely on faithful volunteers or add these additional responsibilities to our staff. For meetings of forty or less, this arrangement may be the right course of action. However, for larger events, GCFA’s Director of Travel and Meeting Planning Cheryl Akey recommends hiring a meeting planning professional to save money and time. Here are six things to look for in any meeting planning professional.

Understanding Internet-Based Phones | Friday, September 14, 2018

Here at GCFA, we are really excited to discuss technology that is already saving money for ministries - Voice Over Internet Protocol Phone Systems (VoIP).

7 Steps To Improve Data Security | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fire and natural disaster – two ways a church’s data could be compromised.  Unfortunately, identity theft, ransomware, and digital breaches are also ways a church’s sensitive assets can be stolen or burglarized. However, there are steps a church can take to minimize the occurrence of digital poaching within its IT systems.

Pre-Event Checklist | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pre-planning is one of the most critical parts of meeting planning. Why? Defining the objectives and goals of an event is the key to hosting a successful one. Use this pre-event checklist to prepare for your next big event.