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.

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Each church’s portion of our 2021 budgeted ministries as presented to the 2020 Annual Conference is calculated using a formula based 15 percent on average membership and 85 percent on average local church expenditures with no adjustments. The calculation is tabulated as follows:




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1. Membership Decimal: Average membership of your local church for the last three years divided by 56,060.

1. _________

2. Expenditure Decimal: Average expenditures of your local church for the last three years divided by $40,073,200.*

2. ________

3. Apportionment Decimal: 
(.15 x Membership Decimal) + (.85 x Expenditure Decimal)

3. ________

4. Apportioned Amount: Apportionment Decimal times $6,354,157.

4. ________


You can submit your apportionments electronically or you can mail them to the following address:

         Attn:  Accounting Assistant
         Minnesota Annual Conference of the UMC
         122 W. Franklin Ave., Ste. 400 
         Minneapolis, MN 55404


* Average of local church expenditures is calculated using the following expenses for 2017, 2018, and 2019: pastor’s base compensation; associate pastor(s) base compensation; utilities and other housing-related allowances paid to/for all pastors; reimbursements paid to all pastors; other cash allowances paid to/for all pastors; ordained deacon(s) and diaconal minister(s) compensation; other staff compensation and expenses; current expenses for program; and current expenses for operations. These local church expenditures do not include housing allowances, principal and interest payments on indebtedness, buildings, building improvements, benevolences paid directly by the local church, conference apportionments, or advance specials. The average of the same expenditures for the same years for the entire conference is $40,073,200.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058