UPDATE! May 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.
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.