Mission Shares

The connectional system and Mission Shares (formerly known as apportionments) are two of the defining traits of United Methodism. They allow local churches to reach beyond their walls and be in ministry in significant ways in their backyards and across the globe.

The United Methodist Church's special giving structure ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways. Through the support of you, and your church, we fund hundreds of projects each year.  Learn more.

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). 

WHY WE GIVE

We give to minister 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. 
Thank you for your generous support and witness!

WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR MONEY?

About 11 cents of every dollar put in the local church collection plate support General Church and Conference Mission Shares. Together, these pennies are transforming the world.

Where does your dollar go?

All of this – and so much more – is possible because when we take vows to become members of The United Methodist Church, we promise faithfully to participate in its ministries through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. By paying ALL of our Mission Shares at 100 percent, and giving faithfully to the six church-wide Special Sundays, we become a part of something bigger than ourselves and accomplish wonderful things in Jesus’ name. Read "A Theology of United Methodist Giving: Apportionments"

General Church and Conference Mission Shares are broken down into various groups. These groups are: