WIDER MISSION SUPPORT The Local Church I.

Policy Statement It is the policy of the Church that all local Churches shall provide financial support to the Wider Church Mission. Policy Guidelines 1. The Local Church shall set aside 22% of its actual gross collections every month for Wider Church Mission Support 2. Sources: 22% actual gross collection shall mean collection from Tithes, Pledges, Loose Offering and Thanksgiving Offering (includes birthday and anniversary offerings) received by the Local Church every month. 3. Remittance: The 22% shall be remitted to the Conference immediately on the first week of the month. 4. Allocation: The 22% is allocated in the following manner: 3% or 13.7% of 22% goes to the National Office for General Assembly Operations 2% or 9.1% of 22% goes to the National Office for the Church’s program 2% or 9.1% of 22% goes to the National Office for Church Worker’s Benefits 1% or 4.5% of 22% goes to the National Office for CRI/CRO 1% or 4.5% of 22% goes to the National Office for Building Fund 13% or 59.1% of 22% goes to the Conference for its operations. For those who practice more than the minimum of 22%, say 25%, the conference share becomes 16% or 64% of the 25%. III. Steps / Procedures / Flow 1. At the end of each month, the Local Church Treasurer shall determine the amount to be allocated for Wider Mission Support by computing the equivalent 22% of the total actual collections from Pledges, Tithes, Loose Offering and Thanksgiving Offering that the Church received during the month. 2. The Treasurer arranges payment of Wider Church Mission Support and remits payment to the conference within the first week of the Month. 3. An official receipt is demanded from the Conference upon payment.
(An excerpt from the “Resource Material for Stewardship and Church Finance Stewardship: A Way of Life”, UCCP 2003)

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