Integrity of funds
The Church of the Nazarene operates on a raised-for-goes-toward designated giving policy. A designated giving policy provides clarification for the appropriate allocation of gifts and ensures the integrity of the donors’ funds.
Balancing global and local initiatives
Because we believe we are called to make Christlike disciples in the nations – while supporting the initiatives of the local church – churches planning a campaign to raise funds for a designated purpose must decide in advance whether or not the goal will include a contribution to the global mission.
A decision for the church board
With a properly approved policy on designated giving, a portion of designated gifts may be shared with global interests (5.5% WEF, 2.0% P&B, and 2.5% EDU). The church board should decide whether or not to adopt a designated gift policy.
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability provides a good starting point. Careful review of local initiatives is the best factor for determining this course of action. Examples of gifts and samples of contribution policies are available to download.