General Church
The Rev. Steve Wood presents information on the general church budget to the fellow board members of the General Council on Finance and Administration. Rick King, the agency’s chief financial officer, is at left. The board is recommending substantially cutting the 2021-24 general-church budget in hopes of keeping more funds in U.S. local churches. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Board moves to slash general church funds

The finance agency board set a starting point that would cut more than $105 million from the general church budget in 2021-2024.
Local Church
The Rev. Moses Kumar shares a children’s sermon on July 8, his second Sunday as pastor of Lillard Chapel United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The top executive of the denomination’s finance agency, he is also a newly licensed local pastor. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Finance agency exec answers call to pulpit

Moses Kumar takes on the role of part-time United Methodist pastor even as he continues to lead an agency that touches ministry worldwide.
Local Church
United Methodist Insurance, a part of the General Council on Finance and Administration, has put together a free, downloadable booklet on how churches can prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather. Artwork courtesy of GCFA.

Help for churches in preparing for disaster

United Methodist Insurance has produced a free e-booklet to help churches prepare for whatever emergencies the weather brings.
General Church

Finance and Administration focuses on professional development

The church’s finance agency highlights its accomplishments in a 2016 Agency Report.

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