When your church pays its shared ministry apportionment, you help support mission and ministries of The United Methodist Church here in the East Ohio Conference, across the U.S., and in 165 countries around the world.
Who sets the apportioned Shared Ministry amounts?
Local church lay and clergy members of the East Ohio Conference must approve all budget items at Annual Conference. The amount we vote to support at Annual Conference is then “apportioned,” with each church in East Ohio asked to pay its fair share of what the conference voted to fund.
How is a church’s apportioned Shared Ministry fund amount calculated?
Apportionments are figured only on the amount of money a church spends on itself for programming, operations and salaries. Church membership is no longer part of the formula.
What happens if we do not pay our Shared Ministry funds?
Some mission or ministry of our church that is being done in Christ’s name is either cut back or eliminated.
The main way we support the ministries of the church is through our apportioned funds, a method of giving that proportionally allocates the churchwide budget to conferences and local churches.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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