Preliminary 2020 Shared Ministry Calculation for your Church

The calculation is based on the formula which will be submitted to the Annual Conference in May 2019 which sets the Shared Ministry percentage at 15.2% of a congregation’s Shared Ministry base. That base is the total of a congregation’s expenses including lines 41a-47 of Table II of the local church statistical reports plus the billed amounts for the prior year’s Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP), Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP), Health Insurance, Property Insurance and Workers Compensation. For comparison purposes, the website also illustrates what would have been your church’s 2018 Shared Ministry calculation at the 2018 percentage of 17.2% and the revised 2019 Shared Ministry calculation at a percentage of 15.6%.

If you want to request an appeal of your church’s 2020 Shared Ministry Assessment, the process below must be followed.

  • Send an email to James Mulligan, Accounting-Database Administrator,  outlining the reason(s) and quantitative analysis for your appeal and requesting your district superintendent’s endorsement. Be sure to list the specific numerical errors in your statistical reports or billing calculations which resulted in an error in the Shared Ministry calculation. This letter must be received by Joy Foley by April 12, 2019 to be considered.
  • Your district superintendent will review your appeal request and determine whether she/he will endorse it.
  • If your superintendent supports the request for appeal, she/he will forward your letter along with endorsement to me to present to the Council on Finance and Administration for their review and consideration.

All requests for appeal need to be submitted by April 12, 2019. No appeals for your 2020 Shared Ministry will be received or considered after April 12, 2019.


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