What is a Conference Advance Special?
The General Board of Global Ministries has an extensive list of opportunities for churches to support national and global missions and receive Advance Credit. There are many critical mission and ministries within the West Ohio Conference that do not qualify for GBGM designation. With additional funding and volunteer resourcing, these ministries could expand their mission and ministry serving people in our communities and regions. Since Annual Conference rules require approval for conference wide appeals, a Special Task force has been created to develop a trial Conference Advance Special, which will allow approved mission and ministries to implement plans for conference wide appeals to churches and individuals. Criteria and evaluative standards for application are available upon request.
If you believe your organization qualifies, please contact the United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio at 614-505-7335.