The other day I was visiting with a pastor of a brand new Global Methodist church. For nearly a year, the church had been focused on disaffiliating and was now refocusing on ministry. It all of a sudden occurred to the pastor, “Do Global Methodists pay apportionments?” That’s what I look into this post.
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.
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:
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.
This is the very first year that there will be churches planning their budgets and related compensation plans as Global Methodist churches. Last week I looked into pension benefits. This week I’m looking into health insurance benefits to hopefully help future Global Methodist churches and their pastors.