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Seeking Wise Stewardship (81156-IC-NonDis)

Seeking Wise Stewardship in Ecumenical Engagement
Over the course of the 2009-2012, the General Council on Finance and Administration, in consultation with the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns and other relevant general agencies, will establish a long-range plan to ensure that the The United Methodist Church’s financial support of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA will not be as disproportionately high as it has been in recent years.

Rationale

The records of our denomination and of the NCC itself reveal that in between 2001 and 2006, the portion of the NCC’s annual member communion income that came from the UMC were nearly twice the UMC portion of the total membership of NCC-affiliated churches.   We are already facing tightening budgets.