Exempted from the Base
Clearly, there is a need to be able to raise mission funds in the local church without experiencing an increase in budgets. By choosing to make an exception for funds given to missions, our churches can – and should – support the developments of their choice – without raising allocations. The following exclusions will be honored in AY10-11:
Offerings that specifically raise funds for mission as related to the World Evangelism Fund (e.g. Easter offering, Faith Promise, and Thanksgiving offering), the funds must be submitted in the AY to qualify to the exception
Ten Percent Mission Specials: mission offerings that raise funds for specific needs, connecting donors (churches, groups, or individuals) and ministry
Specific approved Mission Specials include those for:
In order to fund the mission structure of the church in the most efficient way possible, our denominational leadership voted to exempt all contributions specifically for WEF (for example: Easter, Faith Promise, and Thanksgiving) and Ten Percent Mission Specials from the calculation of global mission contributions. That is, taking an offering for WEF and other, approved Mission Specials will not raise the allocation amount (or budget) of a local church.