Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has named the North Georgia Conference Ministerial Education Fund as the 2021 Annual Conference Special Offering.
The Ministerial Education Fund provides scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school.
Aligning with the theme, "Love is Making Room," this fund helps pave the way for those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of North Georgia United Methodists beginning in ministry.
Grants from the Ministerial Education Fund help pay tuition and other costs for future clergy who will serve our churches or go on to be chaplains, teachers and missionaries.
MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference.
Churches are invited to collect the offering any time before or after the 2021 Annual Conference. Individuals are encouraged to give through your local church. Churches can make checks payable to the North Georgia Conference and marked for Fund #1147 - AC Special Offering.
Please give generously to the Annual Conference Special Offering.
Learn more about Annual Conference 2021 at www.ngumc.org/AC2021