Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
This quote, often attributed to John Wesley, is a favorite of mine. To me, this sums up why the ministry of the United Methodist Church is connectional. Together we can do more than we can alone. It’s a simple concept expanded to meet the needs of a complex world.
So, How Does This Work?
The United Methodist Church has a system of apportionments. Each individual church contributes a portion. Combined, those monies result in the amazing work done worldwide. It’s through this system of connectional congregations that we are able to “accomplish what no single church, district or annual conference ever could hope to do alone. In this way, each individual, each family, each congregation gives a fair share for the church’s work. We combine our prayers, presence, gifts and service to make a significant difference in the lives of God’s people.”
How Are Our Apportionment Funds Used?
The monies collected are combined and then divided into different categories of need. One of those is Global Ministries.
The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations. The work of mission in virtually any context involves relationships– interactions in the name of Jesus Christ between and among persons and organizations.
Please take a moment to say a prayer for all of those involved in the service of these missions and projects. There is much to do. But, together we can do more than we can alone.
Peace and Grace,