Advance Special Ministries

The Advance is an official channel for designated giving in The United Methodist Church. While the priority is for local churches to support the World Service and other apportioned funds and conference benevolences, Advance giving is designated so individuals, church groups, congregations, districts and annual conferences can select specific ministries to support voluntarily.

General Advance Specials are approved by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) as worthy projects of United Methodist support. All donations for the Advance go to the projects for which they are designated.

 Churches are at liberty to support Advance Specials (General Church Approved)  according to the wishes of the individual churches. The following ministries have been vetted and are approved as Annual Conference Mission Specials:


The above General Advance Special Projects have been recommended by the Western NC Conference, but click here to learn about others.