Your Dollars at Work
Money given to a United Methodist Church not only supports the ministry of that local church, it also enables ministry around the world. The Rio Texas Annual Conference has five different categories for apportioned funds given through the local church. Click on the link below to learn about those categories and how your giving is put to work.
General & Jurisdictional
The World Service Fund
SERVES AS THE FINANCIAL LIFELINE TO A LONG LIST OF CHRIST'S MISSION AND MINISTRY THROUGHOUT THE DENOMINATION.
The World Service Fund is the essential core of our global outreach ministry, underwriting Christian mission around the world. By giving to World Service we empower United Methodist evangelistic efforts…stimulate Bible study and spiritual commitment…encourage church growth and discipleship…and help God’s children everywhere.
TRANSFORMS AFRICA BY EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.
This vital fund supports the only United Methodist-related, degree-granting university on the continent of Africa—serving students from 21 countries, all across the continent of Africa. Africa University provides higher education of excellent quality, enriched with Christian values, for both men and women, developing visionary leaders of tomorrow.
Ministerial Education Fund
PREPARES MEN AND WOMEN FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY.
Men and women choose the ministry because God calls them. The Ministerial Education Fund is our way of helping them answer that divine call. Our United Methodist seminaries lead the effort to proclaim God’s word in a world desperately in need of that message.
PAYS BISHOPS’ SALARIES, COVERS THEIR OFFICE AND TRAVEL EXPENSES AND PROVIDES THEIR PENSION AND HEALTH-BENEFIT COVERAGE.
Bishops have always had a very special role in our church…elected and consecrated to speak to the church…and from the church. The apostle Paul called it “a noble task,” but it is practical, too, since our bishops oversee and promote the church’s spiritual and temporal interests as well.
Black College Fund
SUPPORTS UNITED METHODISM’S HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT CREATE VIBRANT SPIRITUAL ENVIRONMENTS THAT ENCOURAGE PRIDE AND SELF-ESTEEM.
The 11 U.S. historically Black colleges and universities supported by The United Methodist Church have played a unique role in U.S. higher education. Their graduates—teachers and doctors, ministers and bishops, judges, artists and entrepreneurs—are leaders in the African-American community and in a rapidly changing, more diverse United States.
Interdenominational Cooperation Fund
WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ECUMENICAL ORGANIZATIONS TO BEAR WITNESS TO A COMMON CHRISTIAN FAITH.
We United Methodists acknowledge that we are but a small part of the worldwide Christian church—the living body of Jesus Christ. Our unity with other Christian communions is affirmed as we witness to a common Christian faith, meet human suffering and advocate for peace and justice all over the world.