FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2023
Contact: Brandy M. Bivens
Nashville, Tennessee - The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of a comprehensive training and financial update meeting for the African Central Conferences. The event took place on August 14th at 8 a.m. Central Daylight Time and was conducted virtually, bringing together nearly 200 leaders from all over Africa. The meeting was conducted simultaneously in French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and English. To see the recording and related materials in your chosen language, please visit https://www.gcfa.org/central-conference-training. Topics included updates on the Episcopal Fund, disaffiliation process in Jurisdictional conferences, apportionment collections and calculations, and the resources and support services available from GCFA to Central Conferences. This initiative is part of GCFA’s commitment to supporting and strengthening the financial and administrative infrastructure of The United Methodist Church. “We are so pleased to witness the enthusiasm and commitment of Church leaders in Africa who asked thoughtful, important questions,” said Moses Kumar, General Secretary of GCFA. “This training will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and sustainability of our Church.” GCFA remains dedicated to empowering members of The United Methodist Church with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively manage stewardship and data collection. As part of this commitment, GCFA announced at the meeting it is starting a dedicated newsletter for the Central Conferences. To subscribe, go to www.GCFA.org/subscribe. You can choose your language when you sign up.
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