Synod 2009 adopted a ministry share of $307.53 for calendar year 2010, per active, professing CRC member age 18 and older. This amount is unchanged from the current year. Ministry share is one important way in which local congregations provide grassroots support for the worldwide work of the CRC. This reduces the need for expensive fund-raising campaigns.
How Our Dollars Support
Ministry Share Breakdown for 2010*
Back to God Ministries International $43.97
Calvin College $31.60
Calvin Theological Seminary $35.91
Faith Alive Christian Resources $12.49
Home Missions $44.24
World Missions $59.93
Denominational Services $34.46
Network for Congregations** $2.56
Sustaining Congregational Excellence $10.00
Specialized Ministries*** $31.01
Special Assistance Fund**** $1.36
Total Per-Member Assessment $307.53
The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee receives no ministry share.
*These amounts represent allocation for the $307.53 ministry share for the 2010 fiscal year budget.
**A new denominational structure set up to connect and network congregations. (See story, p. 46.)
***Safe Church Ministry, Chaplaincy Ministries, Ministries in Canada (Aboriginal Ministries, Committee for Contact with the Government, ServiceLink), Pastor-Church Relations, Race Relations, Social Justice and Hunger Action, Restorative Justice.
****A fund that provides assistance to cover the cost of a pastor’s final move at retirement, as well as special needs of retired pastors or their surviving spouses.