Financial Management

Many local church financial and legal resources are available on the General Council on Finance and Administration website. Click these links to see some specific tools and resources.

Audit guide

The United Methodist Book of Discipline assigns the responsibility for the annual audit of financial records to the committee on finance. The committee “shall make provisions for an annual audit of the financial statements of the local church and all its organizations and accounts. The committee shall make a full and complete report to the annual charge conference” (258.4d). A local church audit guide was created to assist local churches with this task.  View audit guide / FAQs about local church audit

Gifts of stock

To begin the stock donation process, contact Diane Weller at the Minnesota United Methodist Foundation (612-230-3337 /

Note: The information provided is intended as general information only. Donors should consult with their own tax or legal advisor. The Minnesota Conference will not be responsible for any losses that occur on stock transactions. 

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058