GCFA Provides Training and Resources for Local Churches

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Nashville, TN – The Communications, Connectional Relations, and IT teams of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) will offer several resources to local churches and church leadership on both livestreaming and giving at the local church level during these times of quarantine and confinement.  While churches across the connection are canceling weekly services to protect the people of the church and help slow the spread of COVID-19, churches still find themselves needing financial resources for the ministries they can conduct and for general operational expenses.

On Wednesday, March 25 at 3:00pm central time, GCFA will conduct the first of a series of Facebook Live sessions.  The first event, “Livestreaming Using What You Have” will be facilitated by Andrew Jensen, GCFA’s Audio Visual Specialist, and can be found on GCFA’s Facebook account, @GCFAUMC.  Jensen has years of experience in technology and video production and will be offering easy to follow tips on how local churches can navigate through all the resources available to livestream and otherwise provide church services.

On Thursday, March 26, Servant Keeper, a ministry partner of GCFA, will provide a webinar at 1:00 pm central time.  The webinar, “eGiving During Virtual Ministry,” will focus on answering questions on e-giving and the local church. To register for this webinar, click here.  

GCFA also works to produce administrative resources for local churches and annual conferences. If you have specific questions on eGiving, live streaming, or any other administrative areas during this time of social distancing, they can be emailed to ask@umcsupport.org. This email address was specifically created to help respond to the church during the COVID-19 crisis. Additional resources will be provided online. 

For more information contact Kellie Schmeal, Director of Connectional/External Relations at 615-369-2408.

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