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Responding to the Needs of the Church: Bringing Resources and Ministries Together

A joint process by the Connectional Table and General Council on Finance and Administration

By action of the 2004 General Conference, the Connectional Table (CT) and General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) were directed  to provide a forum for the understanding and implementation of the vision, mission, and ministries of the global church as determined in consultation with the Council of Bishops and/or the actions of the General Conference, and to enable the flow of information and communication among annual conferences, jurisdictions, central conferences, general agencies, and the Council of Bishops. (¶ 905 Book of Discipline 2004).  

The time line below offers the story of this joint team's work. In addition, this video is offered to help set the stage for your participation in the online dialogue. The video was developed for the several face-to-face dialogue sessions held during the past year and referenced in the time line. Click here to view the video.

Program and Budget Dialogue Process Time Line

Summer 2006 Team formed and process developed
Summer 2006 Survey conducted, compiled, and analyzed
Fall 2006 Dialogue sessions held with presidents of councils on finance and administration, conference treasures with participation by the program general secretaries, and directors of connectional ministries
Spring 2007 Budget that brings resources and ministries together developed jointly by the Connectional Table and General Council of Finance and Administration
Fall 2007 Online forum made available encouraging interested parties to review and talk about the dialogue process findings and other program and budget resources