Apportionments and Church Giving

Church, district, and conference level reports related to how much money has been given to apportioned giving.

Find out how much your local church contributes into the United Methodist apportioned giving system through our apportioned giving distribution tool.

One of the unique and defining factors of the United Methodist Church is that we are Connectional. One way we show this connection is through apportioned giving.

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. Through you and your support of apportioned giving, we are able to participate in the ministry and mission of the United Methodist Church both locally and around the world.
 

United Methodist giving travels!

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.
 

Apportionments are fuel for ministry.

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.

 

If my giving travels, where exactly does it go?

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.

 

92.0% of your giving stays in your church

The largest part of your giving (90.9%) 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.

2.4% of your giving goes to the General and Jurisdictional Church Funds

A smaller portion of your giving (2.6%) travels to fund ministries in the Southeast and around the world through the General and Jurisdictional Church Funds.

5.6% of your giving goes to support the ministries of the North Georgia Conference

And finally, another part of your giving (5.6%) 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:

        Camping Program  
        Connectional Café
        Connectional Ministries Office
        Disaster Response
        Action Ministries
        Board of Laity

        Computer equipment, copiers, etc.