GCFA Board Acts Regarding the 2021 General Church Apportionments and Department of Labor Guidelines

March 27, 2020

Nashville, TN – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) met by Conference Call on March 27 to discuss general Church apportionments for 2021.

It is the Disciplinary responsibility of GCFA to present a quadrennial budget for the General Conference to approve. Specifically, the total budget is set by the General Conference establishing formula used to calculate general Church apportionments. The General Conference also establishes how the total budget will be allocated among (and within) the general Church funds. The budget covers a four-year period that begins on January 1 of the year following the General Conference. Thus, the current quadrennial budget runs through December 31, 2020, and budget to be proposed to the 2020 General Conference would have begun on January 1, 2021. Because of unprecedented actions being taken around the world in response to the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 General Conference has been postponed until 2021, and there is not a new general Church budget to go into effect on January 1, 2021.