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Below are some frequently asked questions about the General Administration Fund.  If you have additional questions, please contact us and we will try to answer.

What is the General Administration Fund?
What is supported through the General Administration Fund?
Does the General Administration Fund just pay for administrative costs?
How much money was remitted to the General Administration Fund in the last three years?
Can I give to the General Administration Fund online?
Where can I order promotional resources for the General Administration Fund?


What is the General Administration Fund?
The General Administration Fund is one of the seven apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church. The General Administration Fund underwrite and finances general church activities that are administrative in nature, rather than program-related – like General Conference, the legislative branch of the church. General Council on Finance and Administration coordinates and administers the finances of the church, receives, disburses and accounts for the church’s general funds, safeguards the denomination’s legal interests and rights, compiles and publishes denominational statistics and maintains the church’s records.


What is supported through the General Administration Fund?
The General Administration Fund apportionment supports general church administrative activities. Nurtured and funded by United Methodists, the fund maintains a system of management oversight and fiscal accountability; underwrites the legislative work of General Conference, the arena in which United Methodists come together to work through their differences and to discover the important things that unite them; supports the work of the Judicial Council to adjudicate questions of church law; maintains official documents and historical artifacts of The United Methodist Church and predecessor denominations; and designates historical church shrines, landmarks and sites.

Does the General Administration Fund just pay for administrative costs?
Yes, the General Administration Fund covers expenses that are administrative in nature rather than program-related.

How much money was remitted to the General Administration Fund in the last three years?
In 2012 $7,924,206 was remitted, in 2011 $7,485,965 was remitted and in 2010 $7,471,511 was remitted.

Can I give to the General Administration Fund online?
You can not give online to the General Administration Fund. We hope to be able to offering online giving to the apportioned funds in the future. However, you can remit money to your local church and designate it for the General Administration Fund.

Where can I order promotional resources for the General Administration Fund?
Follow this link to order free promotional resources for the General Administration Fund.

 

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The General Administration Fund
General Council on Finance & Administration
The United Methodist Church
PO Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203-0029

615-329-3393 office
615-329-3394 fax
gcfa@gcfa.org