Church Administration Resources

Staff Accountant Job Description

501(c)(3) GROUP RULING

GCFA Certificate of Inclusion

UM Group Ruling and GuideStar



GCFA - Recent Housing Allowance Opinion - Its Contents and Reasoning
Jody Chadwell, GCFA, email dated 10/11/17


The new United Methodist Church Handbook for this quadrennium is available, providing a detailed overview of the denomination’s beliefs, mission, structure and history. The handbook is a free, go-to resource for anyone in search of information about The United Methodist Church and is helpful for leaders and new members alike. Church leaders are encouraged to incorporate the handbook into new member and confirmation classes, leadership training sessions, welcome packets, church libraries and other congregational gathering spaces. Printed handbooks may be ordered online at or via phone at 1-888-346-3862. To learn more visit

Electric Purchase Group

           2016 Letter
           2015 Letter  
           2014 Letter

 Per Kw Hr     Contract Term (July Meter Read)

  $0.0749        2008 - 2013   Hudson Electric

  $0.0588        2013 - 2015   Hudson Electric

  $0.0566        2015 - 2016   Hudson Electric

  $0.0499        2016 - 2018   Hudson Electric

  $0.0408        2018 - 2021   Reliant Electric


Retention Guidelines

Record Retention

Commission on Archives and History:

          Archives & History Document Guidelines

          Archives & History Digital Record Guidelines

Clergy Moving packet

Click the image above to access the Clergy Moving Packet, which includes the expense form.

GCFA Resources


Audit Guide

Copyright Compliance

Child Abuse and Neglect - Reporting Statutes

Cross and Flame Use

Group Ruling

Legal Manual

Politics and the Pulpit


Hiring Noncitizens

I-9 Form: (revised for 09/18/17) 

I-9 Handbook for Employers

I-9 Questions and Answers 

US Citizenship and Immigration services website

Hiring Foreign Workers - First Things to Know

USCIS Definition of I-94


Apportionments - Special Day  offerings - Advance Specials - Pension/Insurance/Cafeteria Plan invoice payments.
Instructions - First time step by step instructions

Step 1: Enter the amount next to the fund. ("Tab" to the next line; "Enter" will go the next screen.) Use blank lines for write-ins.  Be sure to include fund ID information.  Paying invoices requires invoice number. Click "Continue".

Step 2: Complete required information for sender, church name and number, and bank.  Click "Select Password" to save profile information.  Click "Process".

Step 3: Click on "Print" (bottom of screen) for your copy of the transaction with confirmation number.