We have prepared 3 different documents to help you interpret and understand the mission and ministries which your apportionments dollars support. We hope these new documents communicate clearly to our local churches how we are engaged in the mission to which Christ has called us.
The budget snapshot provides a brief, readable breakdown of the Conference budget into three categories (local, regional, general) to help pastors and congregants better understand how their apportionment dollars are spent.
It includes a graphic showing how much of a local church dollar goes to apportionments and Advance Mission Specials, and how much is retained by the church. It also includes and explains the apportionment formula and how apportionments are figured for each congregation.
The full budget document includes all of the above, plus a detailed breakdown about what ministries each individual apportionments funds.
The Economy Printable 2020 Budget has the same information as the detailed budget breakdown above, but in text only, with no pictures or graphics.
The CF&A hopes that these resource will serve as a teaching resource and help pastors and local church leaders educate members about how their tithes help further the Kingdom of God through The United Methodist Church in South Georgia and around the world.
“We are grateful to our generous local church members and the leadership of our pastors in their giving beyond the needs of their churches,” said Derek McAleer, Treasurer of the South Georgia Conference. “As a result, South Georgia United Methodists are able to impacts lives not only in South Georgia but around the world. We hope this demonstration of the mission impact of our Conference budget will make us proud of what we are doing for others in the name of Christ."
This Budget at a Glance explains the 2019 budget of Mission and Ministries of the South Georgia Conference.
The “budget at a glance” provides a breakdown of the Conference budget into two parts to help pastors and congregants better understand how their apportionment dollars are spent.
Type A budget items are paid based on expenses or vouchers incurred and include clergy support expenses (pensions, District Superintendent salaries, etc.), budgets for the Office of Connectional Ministries, New and Revitalized Congregational Development, and more. Type B items are paid each month based on receipts collected and include items such as the Christian Higher Education Fund, General Church apportionments, and more.