It is a very common occurrence that we in the North Georgia Conference Treasurer's Office receive inquiries about our United Methodist apportioned giving system.
Most often we hear questions like “What are apportionments?” “When I tithe to my church, where does that money go?” “How can I explain the North Georgia Conference Budget to my congregation?” These are vital questions in the life of the United Methodist Church that deserve honest and clear answers.
Part of our job is to help our congregations understand apportioned giving while interpreting ministries that happen at the Local, Jurisdictional, Conference, and General Church levels. This can be a difficult task, and I am happy to report that I have three resources that may help you with this process.
The links listed below can help you explain our United Methodist apportioned giving system, its importance, and a few of the North Georgia Conference ministries that this giving supports. It is my hope that these resources help you in your role for this upcoming year.
You can find all of these resources under one roof at www.ngumc.org/apportionedgivingresources.
Through You and Your Giving: a video overview on apportioned giving
This video, produced by our North Georgia Conference Communications Office, will help you understand the United Methodist apportioned giving system. It is also a spring-board that introduces a few of the North Georgia Conference ministries that apportioned giving supports. The video can be found here: http://www.ngumc.org/videos/detail/171.
North Georgia Conference ministry celebrations
Find a collection of video snippets, produced by our North Georgia Conference Communications Office, that help interpret each line item of the North Georgia Conference budget. This collection of videos can be found here: http://www.ngumc.org/videos/topic/13.
Apportioned giving distribution tool
Find out how much your local church contributes into the United Methodist apportioned giving system through our apportioned giving distribution tool. Also, find out how your giving aids in ministry here in north Georgia and around the world. Find the distribution tool here: http://www.ngumc.org/calculator/viewyear/2012.