What Apportionments Support
Each church is called to be a Christ-led, spiritual breath of fresh air that changes the world; your community, your neighborhood.
Your Conference Connectional Ministries team is here to walk alongside you to fulfill this sacred mission - as you bring hope and healing to our broken and hurting world through the love of God in Jesus Christ.
This publication gives an in-depth look at some of the ways the Connectional Ministries staff is working throughout our Conference to support our local churches.
What does connectional giving make possible here in the West Virginia Conference? Explore here!
Notes from the Office of Connectional Ministries
September, 2017: Ken Krimmel, Director of Connectional Ministries, shares an overview of the work of the Office of Connectional Ministries for the West Virginia Conference.
October, 2017: Shea James shares opportunities for youth across the West Virginia Conference!
November, 2017: Amy Shanholtzer shares ideas for local congregations to grow as disciple making faith communities!
January, 2018: Ken Krimmel gives an overview of the West Virginia Conference Budgeting process.
February, 2018: Bonnie MacDonald celebrates the ways you, our local churches in the West Virginia Conference lift up and support passionate spiritual leaders for ministry in our local churches!
Additional Resources from the United Methodist Church
Why do 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.
Your contributions to your local church have regional, national and international impact through our connectional giving system. Most of the money you give supports your local church’s work. A small portion funds regional ministries. A portion of your giving goes to the general church to fund programs nationally and internationally, agreed upon by General Conference delegates. We share the cost of these ministries, with each local church being responsible for contributing a fair portion or "apportionment."