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How Churches Spend their Money

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services Local church volunteers often call and ask how their spending “fits” in with the average church...

EXTRA! EXTRA! – Read all about it! New Federal Laws to Impact Overtime Pay

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime...

GCFA Reports on UMData.org, 2014 Church Statistics, New Treasurers Training Event and Virtual Appointment...

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) is announcing that general statistical information about the church, formerly contained in the printed General...

Twenty-Seven Annual Conferences Give 100% of Their 2016 General Church Apportionments

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working with the 56 annual conferences in the United States, reports that twenty-seven...

How We Can Do More for Less

Apportioned giving is one of the most misunderstood things in United Methodism. Sometimes maligned as taxes funding a shadowy bureaucracy, they are more appropriately...

Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services A lot of publicity was generated when Seattle adopted a “living wage” minimum wage ordinance this...

Welcome Rik Jamieson, Assistant Treasurer for the PNWUMC!

Rik Jamieson is the new assistant treasurer and comptroller for the Pacific Northwest Conference. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo...

Update: Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

Washington will soon be the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits to workers. Because of this, changes will be required to how businesses, including churches, track employees hours in the new year.

The United Methodist Church Giving App Rebranded and Now Available for Android and iOS...

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working in partnership with Vanco Payment Solutions has developed and improved the convenient...

Surcharge coming for PNW churches who fail to use Background Check credit

By Teri Tobey | Program Associate for Young People's Ministries Your church received an advance premium credit as an incentive to complete background checks on staff...

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