The Advance is an accountable, designated arm of The Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church ensuring 100% of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. These gifts fulfill both physical and spiritual needs to make a life-changing and long-lasting impact.
The Advance exists to share the love of Jesus Christ by offering hope and alleviating human suffering. With integrity, transparency, and a commitment to The United Methodist Church’s connectional vision of the world, the Advance provides a conduit enabling persons and churches to support mission and ministry projects within the bounds of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Click here for the latest brochure. (UPDATED May 2013) - paper size: 8.5" x 14"
Individuals and Churches can contribute to Advance Special Projects:
Mail contributions to:
AWF Conference Fiscal Office
100 Interstate Park Drive
Montgomery, AL 36109
Include the name and project number of the designated ministry on the check memo line or in your accompanying letter. The list of ministries below, including their Advance numbers, represents those currently approved by the Conference Board of Global Ministries. This list will be presented for approval during Annual Conference in June 2013.
For ministries wishing to obtain Advance Special Status:
The Conference Board of Global Ministries approved a new application and updated the Conference Advance guidelines (fall 2009). Applications are due each year on January 1. The Advance Committee will review the applications and make recommendations that will be voted on for approval at the following Annual Conference.
Click here (pdf) or here (WORD) for the Conference Advance Application. NOTE: If using the WORD version, click "save" to save the document to your computer first, then click "open":.
Click here for the Conference Advance Guidelines.
Agencies: click here for the annual evaluation form.
Direct links to the websites of our Conference Advance Special Ministries, as available:
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Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) - #0110-19
Alabama State University Wesley Foundation - #0110-139
Blue Lake Assembly, Camp Discovery - #0110-162
Blue Lake Assembly, Extreme Vision Retreat - #0110-164
Dumas Wesley Community Center, Mobile - #0110-2
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries - #0110-30
Nellie Burge Community Ministries - Mary Ellen's Hearth - #0110-6
Prodisee Pantry, Spanish Fort - #0110-51
Society of St. Andrew - #0110-40
Sunshine Camp - #0110-163
Troy University Wesley Foundation - #0110-135
Tuskegee Wesley Foundation - #0110-132
The United Methodist Children's Home - #0110-90
UM Inner City Mission, Mobile - #0110-3
UMC Transformational Recovery Mission - #0110-22
University of South Alabama Wesley Foundation - #0110-131
University of West Alabama Wesley Foundation - #0110-136
To visit the General Advance website, click here.