The Local Church Resource Guide offers new opportunities for ministry! This guide, published by the General Council of Finance and Administration, is designed to help local churches easily find vetted ministry partners who offer solutions to your church.

• Savings on products for your church projects and missions

• Non-traditional revenue streams to fund your local ministries

• Upgrade your current practices with cost-saving software and apps

God has given you the mission you need to do. We can help you with that “doing!”

Home Depot has created the Home Depot Pro Xtra Loyalty Program to benefit local United Methodist Churches and Global UM Ministries.

Account registration is FREE and EASY!

Email the Home Depot Pro Account Rep, Michael Daniel at Michael_R_Daniel@HomeDepot.com.

Christian Travel Ministry That Changes Lives

Since 1974, Educational Opportunities Tours has "Changed the Church, the Ministry, and individual lives through Christian Travel". As the leader in Christian travel to the Holy Land, EO has assisted over 400,000 travelers walk in the land of Jesus and the Bible. Visiting Biblical sites and learning about the culture and people, past and present, are important parts of each Holy Land experience. In addition, travelers also visit the Bible lands of Egypt, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Malta, and Turkey on EO land and cruise programs. Church heritage programs enrich traveler's understanding of the Church and enhance their faith. European river cruises, fellowship cruises, and retreat cruises allow travelers to experience the cultures and beauty of locations around the world. Guests learn about the history and contemporary setting of the places they visit while also hearing inspirational messages. The EO Missions department assists thousands of people serving on mission and service teams by providing deeply discounted airfare and travel assistance.

EO Tours makes it easy for you and your group to participate in Christian travel. EO offers hundreds of scheduled departures for travel experiences around the world. We also help many groups design their own customized itineraries. We handle all the details for your trip:

• Provide brochures and web page to help recruit travelers

• Handle all registration details and finance

• Purchase all airfare and travel admissions

• Arrange accommodations, meals, and land travel

• Provide hospitality teams to assist travelers on most trips

Find out more about Educational Opportunities Tours by visiting www.eo.travel or calling us at 800-247-0017.

Financial Solutions Within The United Methodist Connection


The United Methodist Credit Union Association is comprised of United Methodist credit unions throughout the United States working together in collaboration to provide our United Methodist community an alternative to traditional banking.

Do you have 2 minutes to learn how you can manage and grow your ministry more effectively?

Your pastoral staff, ministry leaders, administrators, IT staff, and teachers can all spend less time managing ministry and more time serving people when they’re equipped with the right tools. Servant Keeper church software can help your entire ministry team work better together.

Thousands of United Methodist churches, and more than 30,000 other ministries, are using Servant Keeper church software for tracking members, taking attendance, sending mailings and emails, creating print and online directories, scheduling volunteers, managing event registration and follow up, managing secure child check-in, creating e-statements, tracking donations and pledges, and much more! Discover why pastors, administrators, finance teams, children’s ministry leaders, teachers, and church members use Servant Keeper for their ministries. Built for web, mobile, and desktop. Mention the GCFA resource guide and get 10% off your site license.

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How can you reach every member of your congregation when it comes to the topic of giving? Let us show you! We’re sharing our best ideas based on in-depth research to make it easier for you to reach each and every member of your church.

Our four action plans include:

• Fast facts to easily understand all your givers.

• A checklist with clear directions.

• Tailored messaging for each giving type.

If you're ready to learn more about your givers, then we're ready to help.

Harness the Power of Group Purchasing for Your Ministry!

The General Council on Finance and administration offers your church or ministry a group purchasing program that provides deeply discounted, highly preferred pricing on key administrative products and services through a variety of top-tier vendors.

Are you still unsure about going paperless?

Are you storing electronic files locally on a server or PC hard drive? There are a lot of great reasons to consider document management and using a Cloud-based system to organize and keep your files safe and secure.

SHOP: Each purchase made when using UMCmarket.org, generates your selected church a donation.

SAVE: You will receive special offers and exclusive savings from over 2K brands and in return, you generate a donation from the retailer for each order made. Just select your location when you create and account and you are set!

REPEAT: Each time you need to order online, just go through UMCmarket.org and select the store you want to shop. If the store offers in-store pick up, just purchase online and head to the store knowing that purchase earned a donation for your church!

BONUS: Have out of state family members that wants to support your ministry too? No problem! Just tell them to select your church from the drop down on UMCmarket.org and start shopping. We handle the rest!

Comprehensive. Complete. Meets or exceeds minimum guidelines.

The mission of The United Methodist Insurance Program is to put our faith in action by helping churches protect their people, property and finances through insurance and risk management.

We can help you protect your church with new and enhanced coverage that meets the minimum insurance guidelines for UMC Churches. We provide:

· Property and Casualty Coverage

· General Liability

· Workers’ Compensation

· Cyber Liability

· Trip and Travel Protection

· Background Screenings

· And MORE!

Call 866-203-0777 for a FREE rate quote today or visit us at www.uminsure.org.

We offer low cost, quality services to local churches, annual conferences, and UMC-affiliated ministries, including:

• Human Resources – assessments, audits, recruitment, timekeeping software, compensation studies

• Information Technology – assessments, consulting, audio/visual assessments and purchasing, internet based phones, managed help desk, back up and recovery, Great Plains accounting software, data security and firewalls, hosting and security

• Travel and Meeting Planning – online event registration, visa management program for missions trips, pre- and post- event assessments, onsite services, meeting app

• Finance – corporate credit card program, payroll solutions

• Communications and Marketing – assessments, rebranding, campaign materials creation, graphic design

Contact us and let us know how we can assist you.

Email: ConnectionalRelations@gcfa.org

Phone: 866-367-4232