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.

Administrative Costs Reduced with UMCGPO.org | Friday, August 4, 2017

GCFA is honored to help United Methodists further their missions. A tool has been developed that would quickly and easily help churches save money on the supplies and services that they were already using—effectively reducing administrative expenses.

Your Data Safety Is Important | Friday, August 4, 2017

In the age of personal data and privacy concerns, business, non-profits and churches alike are concerned about how to protect their hardware and software.

Empower Your Congregation to Serve with a Smile | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Often churches struggle with identifying and matching volunteers with ministry opportunities and creative ways of encouraging giving. When asking church members to volunteer their time, contribute money, or take part in outreach programs, it is helpful to understand where their interests lie in order to pair them with opportunities they find meaningful.