CT Allocations Report

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March 24, 2020

Connectional Table Issues Statement on Allocations 

Chicago, IL – In response to the recent decision by the Commission on the General Conference to delay General Conference because of the coronovirus, the Connectional Table Executive Committee, following the recommendation of the CT Allocations Team, has affirmed postponing any decision about changing budget allocations based on GCFA’s recent recommendation to reduce the budget by an additonal $80.4 million. 

You may read the full text of the statement here.

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The Connectional Table (CT) is mandated by The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church to make allocations to five apportioned funds:
  • World Service, 
  • Africa University, 
  • Black College Fund,
  • Ministerial Education Fund, and
  • the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, (cf. BOD ¶806.1B, 806.2).
In conversation with the CT, The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) determines, the amount available for allocations, (cf. BOD¶806.1b.1).  The CT then reviews funding priorities, program priorities, missional priorities, and special programs and the amount availale to establish amounts to be distributed each general program agencies and the other funds. (¶806.1.b.2, The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2016 (BOD)). Once a recommendation is reached the CT and GCFA are to agree on the budget proposal that is sent to the General Conference (cf. BOD¶806.1b.2).
GCFA has made the determination that $358,579,025 is available for allocation to the five funds for the 2021-2024 quadrennium. After receiving affirmation from the boards of both the Connectional Table (CT) and the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), the CT’s recommended funding allocation for the 2021-2024 quadrennium will go to General Conference 2020.
Here you will find the final report and other public information related to the budget proposal that was affirmed by the CT and GCFA board of directors.  All budget items are in the ADCA volume 2, section 1 (Reports to Financial Administration). 


Pre-General Conference Presentation Video: Budget Allocations: A Values-Based Process.  

Pre-General Conference PowerPoint: Budget Allocations: A Values-Based Process

Presentation given at the South Central Jurisdiction gathering on February 21, 2020: 
Apportionment Update and 2021-2024 Budget Totals and Allocations 


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