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 If you’re looking for support materials to help educate your congregation about the World Service Fund, you’re in the right spot! Listed below are resources available online as well as a link to our online store where you can order additional FREE printed resources. If you would rather call and order resources, call toll free 1-888-346-3862. 

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Videos

If you need a higher resolution file for any of the video clips listed, contact the Connectional Giving Team being sure to specify which video you would like.

External Giving Video Links

Sacrifices Pleasing to God 

  • Why We Give Video: Rodney Smothers 

     

     

  • West Ohio Conference increases giving almost 40%

    Bishop Coyner says “thank you” to the West Ohio Annual Conference for their increased apportionment giving of nearly 40% over their apportionment giving in 2011.
  • Why We Give Video: David Hosey 

     

     

  • UMC Realities


  • BW Ann Conf Apportionment Video: Why We Give

     

     

  • Coker United Methodist Church

    This video shows how gifts to Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX are used across the campus and beyond. 

     

  • West Virginia Annual Conference

  • Journey to 2012 Act of Repentance
     

     

  • WSF: Together We Can DVD - Feb. 2010
    This video clip highlights Philippine Missionary, Emmanuel Bartae who is teaching Cambodian men a trade in mechanics. Your generous gifts to the World Service Fund apportionment make it possible for Emmanuel to help others.
  • WSF: Together We Can DVD - Feb. 2010
    This video clip highlights Providence UMC in Mt. Juliet, TN. They are attracting the non-churched by offering services in a gynasium. Your generous support to the World Service Fund apportionment allows this congregation to reach to those in their community.
  • 2009 Together We Can DVD
    Want to see what your giving does for others? The Together We Can DVD features an introduction to the apportioned funds and stories of ministries made possible through your giving to the seven apportioned funds: Africa University Fund, Black College Fund, Episcopal Fund, General Administration Fund, Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, Ministerial Education Fund and World Service Fund. DVD clips about each fund may be played separately.
  • A simple campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life’s purpose. . . 
  • Picture the Power - Feb. '08
    This video highlights ministries like United Methodist Youth, scouting, education, Communities of Shalom and AIDS clinics around the world. Together we can Picture the Power of changing lives through the World Service Fund.

Downloadable Resources

2009-12 UM Handbook - French version - PDF format

2009-12 UM Handbook - Portuguese version - PDF format

 

A Beginners Guide to 'Speaking Methodist' PDF-Format

A Beginners Guide to 'Speaking Methodist' - WORD Doc

Ten Misconceptions about Church Vitality and Growth

  

Why We Give Flyer/Ad - Rev. Sungho Lee - PDF format

Why We Give Flyer/Ad - Will Our Children Be Good Stewards? - PDF format

Why We Give Ad - Rev Joe Abram - PDF format

Why We Give Ad - Rev John Wright - PDF format 

Why We Give Flyer -  "Can We Learn to Celebrate Giving" - PDF format

Why We Give Flyer - Ms. Audrey Dowlen - PDF format

Why We Give Children's Flyer - PDF format

Why We Give Flyer - Rev. Gina Kim - PDF format

Why We Give Flyer - Rev. Glenn Martin - PDF format

Why We Give Flyer/Ad - Bishop Charles Crutchfield (5.5 x 8.5) - PDF format

Why We Give Flyer/Ad - Bishop Charles Crutchfield - Powerpoint format

Why We Give Flyer/Ad - Bishop Charles Crutchfield - Hi Res image

Together We Can PowerPoint Presentation - Part 1

Together We Can PowerPoint Presentation - Part 2 

World Service Fund: Assess Your Church's Financial Health PDF

WSF Bulletin Insert #1- Developing Christian Leaders PDF

WSF Bulletin Insert #2- Engaging in Ministry with the Poor PDF

WSF Bulletin Insert #3- Creating New Congregations PDF

WSF Bulletin Insert #4- Stamping out Killer Diseases PDF

WSF Bulletin Insert (Rethink Church)

WSF Brochure (4 AOF)

Why We Give bulletin Insert - Kelsey Powell

Why We Apportion Booklet - PDF version

 

Tithing: A Benchmark for Giving - PDF format

     by David Bell, VP Stewardship of UM Foundation, MI

 Worship Resources

Sermon Starter #1 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Sermon Starter #2 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Sermon Starter #3 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Create A Passionate Worship - PDF version

Stir the Spirit - PDF version

More Resources:


Why We Apportion Booklet - PDF version

The World Service Fund connects your church to a long list of Christian mission and ministry throughout the denomination in the work of the general church boards and agencies and other national and international programs. The World Service Fund is the essential core of United Methodist outreach. It empowers United Methodist evangelistic efforts, stimulate Bible study and spiritual commitment, encourage church growth and discipleship, and help God's children everywhere.  

Here are promotion of giving resources to support your ministry. Please feel free to print and use these in your publications or as bulletin inserts for your giving campaigns and worship services. You may customize the reverse side of the bulletin inserts.

Thank you for supporting the connectional giving ministries of The United Methodist Church. If you would like more connectional giving resources, please visit www.umcgiving.org and peruse the many stories of how your United Methodist giving is making a difference around the world.

Other Links

Why We Pay Apportionments, St. Johns Heights UMC - PDF

World Giving Index Map
     Shows Giving statistics for 153 countries around the world.

Photo Gallery including Logos

World Service Fund Graphics and Photo Gallery

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