At the close of 2021, North Georgia United Methodist churches had paid 91.86 percent of the Conference apportionment budget—totaling $15,594,000.
This connectional giving is in addition to generous support of special offerings, giving to disaster response efforts in Newnan, Louisana, Kentucky and beyond, and to transformational ministries in our North Georgia Conference communities.
It is important to note that while the percent of giving held steady, the total apportionment budget was reduced 19.1% in 2021 vs 2020. This reduction is part of the ongoing effort of the Conference Finance and Administration Committee and Conference leadership to consistently work for alignment between connectional giving and church budgets.
"CF&A continues to work with the Bishop, Cabinet, and other Conference boards and committees to balance the needs of our churches with the need for support for Conference funded ministries," said Keith Cox, Conference Treasurer and director of administrative services. "We are especially mindful of the ongoing financial pressures on our churches and we remain thankful for the strong support provided to the Conference budget. Thanks be to God."
More than 650 churches paid 100 percent of their apportionments in 2021 (see a list of those churches).
“We appreciate the faithfulness of local congregations who paid 100% of their apportionments during such challenging times," said Rev. Bill Burch Chair of the Conference Finance and Administration Committee.
Find helpful resources on apportionment giving on the North Georgia Conference website at http://www.ngumc.org/giving