Beginning in 2019, there will be fundamental changes to the pastoral charge assessment process. The new assessment process
- will fund both regional and denominational governance work.
- will ensure that all pastoral charges share in a proportional and transparent way in the costs of the broader church.
- dedicates the use of Mission & Service donations to fund the church’s ministry and mission.
- provides for a phase-in period where the new assessment amount is more than 10% greater than the 2017/2018 rate paid by the pastoral charge. The new assessment could apply for three years.
Pastoral Charge Information
To support local budgeting efforts, a preliminary assessment notice is available online together with all pastoral charge statistics reports. You will need your M&S number and the access code associated with the annual church statistics report (blue forms) to install and log in to the Web Application. Please note this application currently only works on computers with Windows 7 or later.
There will also be e-mail or Canada Post notification.
Mission & Service Giving Is an Essential Element of the New Model
In this new funding model, individuals, families, and congregations will continue to have the opportunity to donate to the Mission & Service of the church to support our collective ministry. This ministry is carried out in congregations, regions, the General Council Office, across Canada, and around the world through our Mission & Service partners. In times of financial pressure the new model will assure that future Mission & Service donations will not be used to fund governance. For more information, see the New Funding Model One-Pager below.
Overview of New Funding Model
For more background information, see the New Funding Model Summary below.
Webinar: Watch the Recording
This webinar from November 27, 2018, was a chance to hear about the new process and ask questions. To watch a recording of the session and download the PowerPoint slides, visit United in Learning.
Please e-mail any questions to remits [at] united-church.ca.