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CF&A Initial Report

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Transcript of CF&A Initial Report

“Bring your full tithe in and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour our blessings beyond your wildest dreams.” – Malachi 3:10

“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” – 2 Cor. 9:11
Be Encouraged by God’s Promise
What If…
Ministry shares rate in 2014 would be reduced to 9.3%
$1 million could be invested in an endowment that would benefit many ministries for years to come
$1 million could allow some of the significant capital improvements/facilities expansions on our camping property or campus ministries to move forward
Each $50,000 increment could be used for camp scholarships and seminary or college scholarships
What If…
Ministry Shares Budgeted and Received – 2003-2012
Giving to Ministry Shares, District Funds, and Designated Gifts – 1999-2012
Where Conference Ministry Shares Dollars Go…
Where the Local Church Dollar Goes…
Council on Finance & Administration
Initial Report
Together, as a connection, “with God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. To God be the glory.”
– Ephesians 3:20
Thank You, West Michigan!
Each $100,000 increment could support the following:
Additional expansion of the Vital Church Initiative aimed at revitalizing congregations
Congregation to launch a multi-use worship experience
Launch a new congregation
Expansion of staff leadership in areas currently under-supported
Other ministry possibilities
Each additional dollar received could be part of resources directed to district, conference, national, or global ministries of evangelism, justice, and compassion
What If…
Ministry Shares Giving by Church Membership Size
Where Conference Ministry Shares Dollars Go…
Where Conference Ministry Shares Dollars Go…
Where Conference Ministry Shares Dollars Go…
85 cents stay in the local church
8 cents go to the Conference Treasurer for ministry shares
3 cents go directly to non-UMC causes designated by the local church
2 cents go to the Conference Treasurer for lane six/advance specials
1 cent goes directly to UMC causes designated by the local church
1 cent goes to district ministry shares
Where the Local Church
Dollar Goes…
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
Our Mission
Your prayers and financial gifts truly make a
difference to support our shared mission and
ministries in our communities in West Michigan
and throughout the world.
Thank You, West Michigan!
Ministry shares askings equals church income times the approved ministry shares rate. The annual average of unpaid askings is about $1 million.
Ministry Shares Askings and Receipts
2008-2012
Giving Percentages to the Conference Budget – 2006-2012
The “For Every Dollar” Summary:
What if all congregations paid 100% of their ministry shares?
What if all congregations paid 100% of their ministry shares?
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