In 2022, the big question for churches leaving the UMC was “Where are we going to…independent or GMC?” In 2023, more churches are asking “Why should we go?” I try to address this question.
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What is the Cost of a Pastor in the GMC?
There are a lot of changes between how clergy in the UMC and GMC are compensated. The UMC has a top-down approach where the GMC has removed those restrictions.
Looking into this led to another great spreadsheet.
How the UMC and GMC are being tested by the split?
This is such a stressful season for the UMC. It’s putting everyone to the test. I believe there are two primary tests United Methodists are facing. I go over those in the post.
By the way, I apologize to those that are wanting more church financial videos. I’m going to be splitting my posts between setting up QuickBooks and the UMC split for time being.
When are Gift Receipts Required by Law?
While most churches have probably already sent out their giving statements for 2023, I’m sure there are number of churches wondering, “Do we really have to print out a receipt for everyone?” You might be surprised by the answer.
Comparing the UMC to the GMC: A presentation for your church
Many churches are curious of the differences between the UMC and GMC. You can find various charts which are helpful, but can someone just speak to our church?
That’s what I’ve been doing for the past seven months. I would normally preach a sermon and then give a brief presentation on the differences. Here’s what’s being presented:
Is your church’s home in the UMC or GMC? Three question to help decide.
I’ve had a lot discussions with United Methodist churches that were struggling with the decision on whether or not to leave the denomination. Through those discussions, I was able to hear common narratives from churches that should remain UMC or leave to the GMC. That’s what you will find in this post.