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The Advance is the official designated giving arm of the United Methodist Church that ensures 100% of each gift reaches its designated project, missionary, or ministry.
The Advance strives to be the leading conduit for United Methodist designated giving.
We offer the church an integrated package to channel designated giving to connectional projects and mission personnel. The Advance works with church leaders around the world to ensure that approved projects are aligned with the goals of The United Methodist Church in the local area and help develop partnerships that are mutually advantageous.
The Advance also communicates with donors, sharing stories about projects and missionaries as well as reporting on how gifts are making an impact.
One hundred percent of each gift reaches the project, missionary, or ministry you choose. Administrative costs are paid for by the apportionments of United Methodist churches. One Great Hour of Sharing covers UMCOR's administrative costs, which receives no apportionment funds.
All Advance projects are related to annual conferences, central conferences, partner churches, or interfaith organizations. They are screened by Global Ministries and authorized by The Advance Committee.
Giving through The Advance enables United Methodists to partner with one another in mission and ministry around the world.
Churches and annual conferences receive Advance credit by having their gifts included in each year's total giving by the annual conference.
The Advance tracks each gift and ensures that gifts reach their intended recipients. This methodology provides an additional layer of accountability when you give.
The Advance encourages youth and young adult groups to Covenant with US-2 and Mission Intern missionaries. This relationship will allow youth and young adult groups to understand the value and importance of young adults in mission.