District Finances

Funding the Mission: District & World Evangelism Fund Giving

Mr. Brian Aaron, District Finance Chairperson

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REPORTING OF NTS AND NBC OFFERINGS

NTS and NBC offerings can be reported to each churches Funding the Mission page by using Point to Point Giving option on the left hand side of the page. Mission Special giving does lower the base of which the WEF goal and P&B goals are calculated.

Please read an open letter to the local Church Treasurer (from Mr. Jimmy Horton).

TEAM DAY RESOURCES

BUDGET CALCULATORS

Do not include any "Mission Giving by Others" in the Monthly Church Report to the district office.  "Mission Giving by Others" includes child sponsorships, hot lunch programs, etc., that are given directly to headquarters via personal checks or credit cards. When it is given by a donor other than through the church treasurer, your church receives credit but it also adjusts your total income upward by an equal amount of the gift. At year end, this has prevented some of our churches from being fully paid on FSF. The best method for handling these gifts is to encourage the people to give to the church and allow the church to send in a check designating what the gift is for. This will allow the church to receive credit and it will also decrease your budget base.

Budget Resources

What is Considered Income in Tabulating Budget Payment?

Where Does Your Budget Monies Go?

Ten Percent Giving

Conducting a Church Audit


NEW BUDGET SYSTEM

A note from Mr. Brian Aaron, Finance Chairperson

The new budget base is basically money raised for all purposes minus WEF offerings and 10% giving offerings.  The WEF is 5.5% of the budget base.  There are some exclusions but they are, for the most part, minor.  A full explanation is available at www.fundingthemission.org.  We encourage you to go there and spend time analyzing all information available to you.  On this website under "Track Giving/Reporting Application" there is a choice for going to a calculator that will do the calculations for you.  Simply insert your total income and 10% giving and it will calculate your WEF.

Since the WEF is a part of the deduction for arriving at the budget base, you cannot simply assume that 5.5% of the total raised will be your WEF.  If you do this, you will overpay WEF.  

Since the new system removes deductions for capital improvements, debt payments, housing allowance and health insurance, some of you will experience increases in your obligations.  The following is an excerpt from the website:

Is there a phase-in accommodation for churches whose giving goals will increase?
  • Yes. The plan will offer a phase-in opportunity to any church that would experience a 25% or more increase based on the 2009 Annual Pastor's Report. Across the USA, about 75 of 100 Nazarene churches will notice a decrease in their total giving goals. Of the remaining 25 percent, many will experience only small increases. The churches that will experience larger increases tend to have unusual situations, such as extremely large debt.

Please begin using the new calculations of 13.5% for the District Fair Share and 5.5% for WEF for all budgets for statistical year. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Aaron at 251-377-7642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Links

POINT-TO-POINT GIVING (10% GIVING)

The aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that came through our state April 27, 2011 has left many people without homes or badly damaged homes.  Thank you for your response to these needs in monetary gifts.  All monies given to aid these stricken areas will be eligible for Mission Specials (10%) credit.  Following is a step-by-step procedure to apply for this credit:

  1. Go to the "Funding the Mission" website
  2. Login
  3. Select "Point-to-Point Giving" on the left of the page
  4. Select "New Point-to-Point Request" on the right of the page
  5. Enter "Gift Amount"
  6. Enter "Gift Type" (Either Cash or Non-Cash)
  7. Select the "Receiving Ministry" as "District Project"
  8. Select "Next Step" on the right of the page
  9. Type in the "Receiving Ministry Name" which will be "Alabama Tornado Response 2011"
  10. Under "Gift Description", type a description of the gift including whether or not this gift has come through your church treasury. The more information you can give here is better.
  11. Type in your "Contact Email Address" if it isn't already shown
  12. Check the box for "Email Confirmation" if it isn't already checked
  13. Select "Submit Request"
  14. The gift you have just entered should now show as "Pending" until it has been approved.

If this process doesn't work for you or if you do not understand any part of it, please call me at 251-377-7642 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will either help you or get help for you.