Conference Budget


Staff Contact

Contact Barbara Brower, director of finance and administration, for information about the Minnesota Annual Conference budget.

2019 Apportioned Budget

Members of the 2018 Annual Conference Session voted on June 1, 2018 to approve a 2019 apportioned budget totaling $6,327,706. That amount represents a 2.4 percent increase over this year’s apportioned budget. The apportioned budget may be increased by no more than 3 percent over the previous year’s budget under a new budget ceiling rule approved at the 2016 Annual Conference.
 
With an “uncollectible contingency” of $725,000, the total amount to be apportioned in 2019 is $7,052,706. The uncollectible contingency accommodates anticipated shortfalls in some churches’ apportionment payments.

Apportionments are the share each annual conference or local church pays to support international, national, and local missions. Some of the funds remitted by Minnesota congregations stay within the state and help fund various Minnesota Conference programs and mission efforts, and about a quarter of the funds remitted by local churches go to the global United Methodist Church. Apportionments also pay for the internal support system that allows for 100 percent of “second-mile” giving (to Imagine No Malaria and other Advance Specials) to go to the intended mission or ministry.

The areas of the budget, and the 2019 apportioned amount budgeted for each, are:
• Developing missional leaders: $885,722
• Equipping missional congregations: $967,278
• Extending missional impact: $1,987,454
• Generating missional resources: $293,997
• Aligning our work: Leadership of the annual conference: $1,074,040
• Aligning our work: Support of the annual conference: $1,119,215
• Uncollectible contingency (under direction of the Council of Finance and Administration): $725,000

Download full 2019 budget report


Budget and Ceiling History

Each year, there is a budget “ceiling,” or maximum allowed under conference standing rules. Here's a look at past budget and ceiling amounts (before adding the uncollectible contingency).

Year

Ceiling

Approved Budget

Budget Over/(Under) Ceiling

2018

$6,289,653

$6,177,090

$(112,563)

2017

$5,996,911

$6,106,460

$109,549

2016

$6,034,234

$6,120,770

$86,536

2015

$6,434,050

$6,000,008

$(434,042)

2014

$6,251,009

$6,247,960

$(3,049)

2013

$6,236,788

$6,236,788

$0

2012

$6,309,699

$6,367,332

$57,633

2011

$6,736,270

$6,542,436

$(193,834)

2010

$6,710,458

$6,690,241

$(20,217)

2009

$6,674,295

$6,518,550

$(155,745)

2008

$7,255,937

$6,498,600

$(757,337)

2007

$7,038,344

$7,027,040

$(11,304)

2006

$6,881,630

$6,864,044

$(17,586)

Pre-2006

Average Ceiling

Average Budget

Average Over/(Under) Ceiling

2000-2005

$6,158,000

$6,088,000

$(70,000)


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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(612) 870-0058