Find a video that describes apportioned giving, and its importance, here. Find more resources to help you interpret apportioned giving below!
We don’t think of money as something that travels. It has neither hands to grip the steering wheel of a car, nor feet to traipse across the countryside. But, United Methodist money does move. It travels, and our apportioned giving system is the fuel.
As United Methodists, we hold the map – the ministry map – a guide that shows the path of our benevolence. And through the direction of the Holy Spirit, we are able to chart new courses and forge ahead in ministry.
Your giving travels from the collection plate, through your church doors, onto the pavement, and out into the world.
Apportioned giving is a term which describes how the money you give to your church each week is divided and distributed throughout the United Methodist Church.
Apportionments are fuel for ministry. They enable us to share the concerns of many people.
When we work together as God’s children and pool our giving, we are able to see the word ‘apportionment’ not as a constricting budget item but as a vehicle bringing God’s grace into our churches, our conference, and beyond.
Good question! When you give to your local United Methodist Church, your giving is divided into many pieces, and travels to many different places. It generally goes to support three significant areas listed below.
Feel free to explore the links below to receive more information that will help you interpret the budgetary line items.
As an additional way to help you interpret the ministries of the North Georgia Conference, you will find a personal video celebration attached to each ministry line item.
The largest part of your giving (91.6%) stays in your church, supporting and upholding its ministry and mission. Be sure to ask your church staff about how your giving is used in your church and your community.
A smaller portion of your giving (2.4%) travels to fund ministries in the Southeast and around the world through the General and Jurisdictional Church Funds. Explore the links below to find out more about these ministry areas:
Area X. World Service Fund
Area VIII. Ministerial Education Fund
Area XIV. Episcopal Fund
Area VII. Black College Fund
Area IX. Interdenominational Cooperation Fund
Area XI. Africa University Fund
Area XV. General Administration Fund
Area XVI. Jurisdictional Mission and Ministry Fund
And finally, another part of your giving (6%) travels to support the ministries performed by the boards, committees, commissions, agencies, and the staff of the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Your giving goes to support the areas listed below. Explore the links below to find out more about these ministry areas:
Area I. Ministerial Support
Area II. Retired Ministers Pension and Insurance
Area III. Administration Fund
Area IV. Conference Benevolences
Camping Program (also found in Area. V. Capital Funding)
Connectional Ministries Office
Board of Laity
Area V. Capital Funding
Camping Program (also found in Area IV. Conference Benevolences)
Area VI. Higher Education and Campus Ministry
Area XII. New Church Development
Area XIII. Simpsonwood
"What are apportionments and what do they do?" Perhaps you are a clergy or lay person who has either been asked that question ... or you have found yourself asking it! This video will help you understand the United Methodist apportioned giving system. It also is a spring-board that introduces a few of the North Georgia Conference ministries that apportioned giving supports. Because of your giving, we are better able to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.