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If you’re looking for support materials to help educate your congregation on the connectional giving program of the United Methodist Church, you’re in the right spot!

Listed below are some 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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Apportioned Giving: an overview (from the North GA Ann Conf website)

  • 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 



  • 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

  • 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.

The United Methodist Church: Making Disciples for the Transformation of the World” is a 48-page, colorful publication filled with comprehensive information about The United Methodist Church.

Here are promotion of giving ads and bulletin inserts 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 and peruse the many stories of how your United Methodist giving is making a difference around the world.


Why We Apportion Book

2009-12 UM Handbook - French version - PDF format

2009-12 UM Handbook - Portuguese version - PDF format


Together We Can PowerPoint Presentation - Part 1

Together We Can PowerPoint Presentation - Part 2

Ten Steps in Giving  - Rev John Wright - PDF format 


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

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert  - Rev Joe Abram - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert  - Rev John Wright - PDF format 

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert  -  "Can We Learn to Celebrate Giving" - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert - Ms. Audrey Dowlen - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert - Will Our Children Be Good Stewards - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert  - Rev. Gina Kim - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert  - Rev. Glenn Martin - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert  - Bishop Charles Crutchfield (5.5 x 8.5) - PDF format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert - Bishop Charles Crutchfield - Powerpoint format

Why We GIve Bulletin Insert - Bishop Charles Crutchfield - Hi Res image

Why We Give Bulletin Insert - Kelsey Powell 

Why We Give Booklet - PDF version

Why We Apportion Booklet - PDF version

Who We Are Brochure - PDF version



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

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

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


Quiz: How to fill the collection plate  

The United Methodist Portal-What can Wesleyans offer to ease economic anxiety?

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

Budget Planning Resources

Use this planning brochure/template* to help plan your annual budget for your entire congregation and/or specific ministries. Use this pledge card/template* along with the planning brochure to encourage your members to give faithfully.

Fory your information, there are PDF copies of the "original" brochure and pledge card available for downloading below. There is also a 97-2003 Word document version of each resource for you to customized to the specific needs of your congregation. If you need a printer's spread version of the brochure (this will enable you to print it out on your copier and staple it in the center), please email us and we will be happy to send you one.

      Original Planning Brochure - PDF version
      Planning Brochure Template for customization - Word 97-2003 version
      Original Pledge Card - PDF version
      Pledge Card Template for customization - Word 97-2003 version

*These "templates" were used with permission by the Galloway Memorial UMC in Jackson, MS.


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