Managing Multiple Relationships for a Healthier Ministry | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Managing various relationships within your ministry requires getting to know people. Churches want to know who is attending services as well as when they stop coming, important details about the lives of members and visitors, and how everyone can get involved in church ministries. This is a lot of information to know and manage well. When churches take the time to get to know people in your ministry and manage that information well, you build better relationships in a variety of ways.

Giving Tuesday | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Giving Tuesday is a day of giving worldwide that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This day encourages everyone to remember what we are really celebrating during the Christmas season – the love and light of Christ, to help your neighbor. #GivingTuesday is a social media phenomenon; therefore it is one of the best ways to increase awareness of your ministries.

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 | 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.