How does a UMC Bishop live?

Earlier today I wrote about the costs of having Bishops in the United Methodist Church. I mentioned in that article that the North Carolina Conference Bishops parsonage was being sold. Our friends on the Conference Staff notified us that the house has been listed for sale. Officially called the episcopal residence, it was originally listed for 910K last July but has since been reduced to 875K. The executive home in Raleigh, NC is large and spacious coming in at 4,166 square feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

These are the types of expenses congregations should be aware of. Small churches fighting to pay apportionments should know where their money is going. We are working to ascertain current episcopal housing allowance and will report back.

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