Welcome to The Collaborator 

GCFA's ministry is to support you in your ministry. Through this newsletter, it is our goal to provide financial and administrative resources to support the work you do. Our work together, our collaboration, will help us all in our goal to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

 

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Infringement: Did You Know? | Tuesday, October 12, 2021

You may be breaking the law and not even know it. Using images sourced on the internet is a great convenience but there are very risks involved. Learn more about protecting yourself and your ministry with help from our Legal Services team.

Church Copyright Licensing Options | Tuesday, October 12, 2021

There are multiple copyright licensing options for your church. While you may not need all of them, it’s good to be aware of what’s available and how they’re used.

9 Common Church Copyright Myths | Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Searching for quality media to enhance your worship experience can be a daunting task. Don’t fall victim to an honest mistake or misunderstanding and put your ministry at risk of legal action. Our Legal Services team debunks nine common myths about church copyright laws.

Copyright Guidelines for Movies, Videos, Images, and Other Published Written Works | Tuesday, October 12, 2021

There are different licenses for using images and video in worship and other ministry events. When you use images from the internet, you can protect your ministry from committing copyright infringement by following these guidelines from the Legal Services Team at UMC Support.

Overview of United States Copyright Law | Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Has your ministry received a copyright claim on your worship streams? While you may have no malicious intent, copyright laws aren’t governed by intent. To help you avoid these issues, our Legal Services team has developed a comprehensive five-part article series to help your ministry understand copyright laws and licensing.