What is Apportionment?
Apportionments and Church Giving
One of the unique and defining factors of the United Methodist Church is that we are Connectional. One way we show this connection is through apportioned giving.
Apportioned giving is a term which describes how the money you give to your church each week is divided and distributed throughout the United Methodist Church. Through you and your support of apportioned giving, we are able to participate in the ministry and mission of the United Methodist Church both locally and around the world.
Apportionments are fuel for ministry.
Apportionments are fuel for ministry. They enable us to share the concerns of many people.
When we work together as God’s children and pool our giving, we are able to see the word ‘apportionment’ not as a constricting budget item but as a vehicle bringing God’s grace into our churches, our conference, and beyond.
When you give to your local United Methodist Church, your giving is divided into many pieces, and travels to many different places. It generally goes to support three significant areas: your church, the General and Jurisdictional Church Funds, and the ministries of the North Georgia Conference.
91.9% of your giving stays in your church
The largest part of your giving (91.9%) stays in your church, supporting and upholding its ministry and mission.
2.6% of your giving goes to the General and Jurisdictional Church Funds
A smaller portion of your giving (2.6%) travels to fund ministries in the Southeast and around the world through the General and Jurisdictional Church Funds.
- Area X. World Service Fund
- Area VIII. Ministerial Education Fund
- Area XIV. Episcopal Fund
- Area VII. Black College Fund
- Area IX. Interdenominational Cooperation Fund
- Area XI. Africa University Fund
- Area XV. General Administration Fund
- Area XVI. Jurisdictional Mission and Ministry Fund
6.5% of your giving goes to support the ministries of the North Georgia Conference
And finally, another part of your giving (6.5%) travels to support the ministries performed by the boards, committees, commissions, agencies, and the staff of the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Your giving goes to support the areas listed below:
- Area I. Ministerial Support
- Area II. Retired Ministers Pension and Insurance
- Area III. Administration Fund
- Area IV. Conference Benevolences
Camping Program (also found in Area. V. Capital Funding)
Connectional Ministries Office
Board of Laity
- Area V. Capital Funding
Camping Program (also found in Area IV. Conference Benevolences)
- Area VI. Higher Education and Campus Ministry
- Area XII. New Church Development
- Area XIII. Simpsonwood