Forms & Resources

Forms & Resources

Confidential Form for Pastors appointed to churches

Confidential Form for Pastors not appointed to churches

From Brotherhood Mutual-How to respond to a demonstration at your ministry

Important information regarding housing allowance for pastors

Illinois Tax Changes effective 7/1/17

MEGA Guidelines for Pastors (vacation policy, sick leave & family/medical leave policy, moving expense policy and sabbatical policy)

BOA Standing Rules & Procedures

2017 Year End information for Pastors and Treasurers

2017 Year End Giving Deadlines

Earnest Christians on a 21st Century Mission

Pastoral Staff Installation Service

The Center for Transformational Leadership Brochure

2018 Equal Participation PLan (EPP) Apportionments

EPP-What do you help support?

SDF Grant Application and Guidelines (send applications to or 1501 Chicago Drive, Greenville, IL 62246)

Delegates Credentials and Information Sheet

Information sheet

Gateway Appointed Pastor Scholarship (GAPS) form

Gateway Appointed Pastor Scholarship Reference Directions

Gateway Scholarship Form for Pastor's Children

The Role of the Delegate to Local Church and at Leadership Summit


Gateway Guideline for a Pastor who is leaving a church:

A pastor leaving a church for any reason, should not attend that church for a year. For more information from the FMCUSA Pastor's Handbook

Health Insurance Information:

Guidance on Employer Payment Plans

5 Roads for Healthcare Reimbursements by Churches and Ministries

FMCUSA Resources:

FMCUSA website

FMCUSA Resource page

FMCUSA Children's Ministries Resources

Preparing Tax Returns for Clergy

Reporting Procedures for Congregations

Church Real Estate Buying Brochure

Forms for buying property, mortgaging property and selling property

FMCUSA Trust Clause (Must be included in all Free Methodist Church Property deeds)

Church Facility usage guidelines and forms

Ministerial Credentialing Services

FMCUSA ABC's of Church Finances

Pension Information

To order Book of Discipline

Gateway Conference Resources:

For help with Children's Resources

Gateway End of year giving deadlines

Moving Expense Guidelines

Gateway Conference Moving Expense Worksheet

Pastor's Vacation Policy

Pastor's Sick Leave/Family & Medical Leave Guidelines

Gateway Conference Board of Administration Standing Rules & Recommendations

Sales Tax Exempt letter for State of Illinois-contact Conference Office

Disciple Deeply

The Methods of Discipleship

Other Resources:

To look up your church and make sure they are current as a not-for-profit corporation:

In Illinois

In Missouri

To check on and print-out required work related posters:


State of Illinois

State of Missouri

To sign-up to use online W-2 & W-3 filing

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company-For information and resources for churches

FMF (Free Methodist Foundation) Services website

FMF Services Family Organizer

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