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The PAUMCS Institute provides an advanced continuing education experience and enrichment for United Methodist church office administrators from across the denomination. A participant who completes the program and meets the requirements set forth by the General Council on Finance and Administration is eligible to apply for certification as a professional United Methodist church administrator.

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The online PAUMCS Institute is designed to provide professional growth and development opportunities for each individual. Participants are introduced to business concepts required for understanding the financial operations of the church, as well as building thoughtful work relationships with their constituents. Studying such concepts from professors selected with strong business school backgrounds and other experts encourages the participants to become better informed and more effective office administrators. The experience of learning with other administrators provides a broader understanding of the connectional United Methodist church. It is an opportunity to experience how all members of the church body are in ministry together.

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This course includes:

  • Church Finances
  • Taxes and the Church
  • Working in Teams
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diversity in the Church
  • Ethics and Confidentiality
  • What it means to be a United Methodist
  • Connectional Giving

All modules and group assignments must be completed in order to pass certification.  


You must be a PAUMCS National Member to enroll in the course.  Becoming a member is quick and easy!  For more information on becoming a PAUMCS National member, please visit : or email  

Thank You


Thank you to our Ministry Partner, Church Windows. Church Windows provides an easy way to track the church congregation, its events, and its giving.  Church Windows efficiently handles the church receipts, its budgets, and employee payroll.  

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