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Shared Services Provided by GCFA


GCFA currently provides over 40 shared services to a variety of boards, agencies, annual conferences and other entities related to The United Methodist Church. As we move towards 2016 General Conference and beyond, we want to provide effective solutions to our customer’s needs, build a more customer-centered approach to all we do and strive to expand and add services that will add value to the Church’s mission.

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Data Services

People are truly the heart of The United Methodist Church. Whether they are members of congregations, attendees, group members, missionaries, pastors, or other leaders, without these people, the church would... Read More

The Development Center

Who We Are The United Methodist Church Development Center serves as a centralized fundraising office for national and worldwide ministries of the United Methodist Church. Chartered as... Read More

Episcopal Services

This section provides access to the forms and resources that were previously available through the Bishop’s Corner. Read More

Financial Services

The Financial Services Department fulfills GCFA’s Disciplinary responsibilities to hold in trust and distribute monies given by individual church members through their local churches for general Church benevolences and... Read More

Human Resources

The Personnel Services Department provides human resource services to existing GCFA employees, retirees, and those interested in GCFA employment. "It shall be the policy of The United Methodist Church that... Read More

Information Technology Staff

The IT Department is committed to the vision of the General Council on Finance and Administration to support the servant ministry of all those working within the United Methodist Church... Read More

Legal Services

Legal Services provides resources relating to legal responsibilities of local churches, the general Church and other United Methodist entities. Read More

External Relations Department

The External Relations Department works to develop strategic ministry partners with vendors that provide services to members and institutions of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Travel and Meeting Planning

Coordinates all aspects of events and meeting logistics, including choosing meeting locations, making travel arrangements for participants, coordinating meals, AV and technical needs. Can also provide on-site support during the... Read More