This is about not being owned by what we own. It is about not hiding our gifts or being trapped by our anxieties. We hope that you will give because you have heard the good news of Jesus, that Jesus sees you as enough, loves you as enough, and that you have enough to have something to give. So, give a prayer, in an age of isolation offer your contact information, or in an age of anxiety offer your money. So, give as you are able and willing, so we can have an impact in our community and in the world.
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Much has been given, Jesus invites us to and It makes a difference. The Bible is clear. Galatians 6:2, NRSV says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Jesus says it this way, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 19:19b).
Through our tithes and offerings, all of us giving together allows United Methodists to do together what we cannot do alone. Through your tithes and offerings, you enable vital ministries that change the world, one life at a time. Many together are greater than one
WHY WE GIVE
We give to care and serve in Jesus’ name. Together, United Methodists do remarkable ministry around the world. We care for survivors recovering from earthquakes and storms; we invest, long term, in vulnerable communities; we implement the most effective solutions
to diseases like malaria; we equip the next generation to lead the church and society. In all of this, we share the good news of Jesus Christ.
We give because God first gave to us.
The World Service Fund is one of seven apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church and is the cornerstone for the funding of the connectional system of the United Methodist Church. The World Service Fund provides basic financial support to general
agencies, which are especially important to the common vision, mission, and ministry of The United Methodist Church. Through World Service funding, agencies support annual conferences and local congregations in living out God’s mission for the worldwide Church. General agencies also provide essential services and ministries beyond the scope of individual local congregations and annual conferences through services and ministries that are highly focused, flexible, and capable of rapid response. The World Service Fund aids in developing principled Christian leaders, created new place of worship for new people, and addresses poverty and ministry to the poor (www.umcgiving.org).
These are the four areas of focus:
1. Through your giving, one of the four areas of focus for the United Methodist Church is Abundant Health for all. This initiative has a vision to reach 1 million children with life-saving interventions. We believe every child is a life filled with promise and potential, yet, every five seconds a child dies from preventable causes. The United Methodist Church has a sacred calling to ensure abundant health for all children, engaging disciples to be agents of God’s healing transformation in the world by educating, administer direct health services to those in need, and increased access to medical care. There is a global movement to significantly improve health for all people by 2035, with a specific goal of saving the lives of 15 million children by 2020. Through your giving we envision the people called United Methodists engaging in at least 400 partnerships that focus on ministry with poor people and communities.
2. Your giving provides funds for the administrative structure of our denominational church. It represents the minimum needs of the denomination's general agencies which serve as a resource to local churches and as an extension of local churches in ministry and mission on a conference, national and world level. The major thrust in mission giving in our church begins here. Because our contributions to World
Service cover overhead expenses for our general agencies, every dollar given to relief efforts goes directly to people in need and every dollar given to support the work of mission personnel goes directly to that personnel.
3. Through your giving, the United Methodist Church needs leaders – clergy and laity – to fulfill God's mission for the Church and the world. United Methodist believe nurturing God's call to Christian leadership is essential. One on the four areas of focus for the Church is the calling and shaping principled Christian leaders. We celebrate the many innovative approaches to developing principled Christian leaders, but also see the need to strengthen a culture of call throughout the Church so that every disciple's leadership potential can be realized.
4. Through your giving, creating new, vital, faith communities are critical to the task of making new disciples and transforming the world. Our denominational focus for the Church is to create and sustain new places for new people with a vision of 1,000,000 new disciples who profess their faith through renewed and new faith communities around the world. A faith community is a group that gathers under the lordship of Jesus Christ to worship, engage, and send. It is within faith communities that we receive new disciples through professions of faith and increase professions of faith.
Through your giving, vital congregations reflect God's transforming love into their communities and around the world. As United Methodists, we will challenge and transform broken systems and structures that create and perpetuate poverty. Leveraging connections and partnerships within and beyond The United Methodist Church, we can transform communities and open doors for children to a more promising future.