The members of the Iowa Annual Conference approved a budget for 2013 with a 0.32% increase, or $30,784.
General Church apportionments comprise 17.5% of the budget. The $2,740,285 supports the World Service fund, Ministerial Education fund, Africa University and Black College funds, Episcopal fund among other items.
Conference ministries constitute 61% of the budget. The $9,575,449 total supports Districts, Boards and Commissions, and District funds.
The Conference missions budget is $3,359,071, or 21.5%. This supports Boards, Commissions and councils such as Discipleship, Laity, older and young adult, District Councils on Ministries, and Matthew 25 fund.
The recap: General Church apportionments decrease by 2.7%, Conference ministries increase by 1.3%, and conferences remains essentially the same. The total amount proposed: $15, 674,805.
The 2013 budget was approved by a tally of 666 to 30.