• The Lilly Endowment has provided the CRCNA with a $1 million grant to not only understand the financial issues facing pastors, but to do something about it as well.  

     

    As to the...

  • We have long encouraged local congregations to incorporate and offer model Articles of Incorporation for both US and Canadian churches within the Church Order Supplement to Article 32.  Classes...

  • The salary data for the FAS calculation is taken from the annual compensation survey of all ministers both in Canada and the US.  The survey requests salary information be split between the...

  • There is a bigger question that has not been addressed.   Is the Director of Canadian Ministries an Ordained Minister of the Word.  Currently, our interim DCM is not.  Therefore, he is not...

  • The financial issues facing Calvin College have be the cause for many misstatements of fact that make the situation look like a "fiasco" compared to the actual issue.

    Calvin College does...

  • Ministry Shares are calculated using the number of professing members age 18 and older reported in the yearbook less the number of inactive professing members using the definition approved by...

  • If you are looking for a reference to an Act of Synod regarding which year’s membership count to use, I am afraid you will not be satisfied with the answer.  Synod simply does not deal in that...

  • I think we are talking about two different Ministry Shares here.  There is the Classis Ministry Shares that are set at the classis level and administered by the classis treasurer.  And there are...

  • The cash reserve we previously mentioned deals with the day to day expenses of a church and having enough cash on hand to manage through variances in the weekly offering cash flow.

    What you...

  • The key issue is what do we call reserves and what are surplus funds. Much of this depends on the overall budget size of the congregation and the seasonality if any of the weekly offerings. 

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