Financial Assessments Due May 7.

The leadership of GNJ seeks to do everything we can to work in partnership with congregations and clergy during and after COVID-19. One of the areas congregations are experiencing strain is in the area of sustaining financial commitments. This includes:

Expenses

Regular bills:

  • Utilities
  • Property insurance
  • Workers compensation
  • Routine maintenance
  • Capital
  • Mortgage and Interest

Clergy:

  • Salary
  • Pension
  • CPP
  • Health insurance
  • Housing/parsonage expenses
  • Payroll taxes
  • Reimbursements

Staff:

  • Salary
  • Benefits
  • Payroll taxes

Mission and Ministry:

  • Shared ministry giving
  • Other mission giving
  • Ministry expenses

All of a congregation’s budget is critical to further the mission. The bolded items above are items in a congregation’s budget that we share responsibility together. For instance, if one church does not make an insurance payment, or pay clergy salary or fund shared ministry, GNJ has generally made these funds up with additional giving by other congregations. Because we are all facing financial challenges at the same time, we will need to work together. One of the things GNJ has done is provided a shared ministry holiday for April and May to congregations who need it during this time of crisis.

Together we also need to look out to the future because July 1 starts a new appointment year. To better work with you, you can help us by sharing your best assessment and estimate of what you will be able to provide during this crisis.

Please complete the form below. To better assist you in financial management we have provided:

  • Based on everything you know at this moment, check the box of the percentage you plan to pay the following:

  • Regular bills through December 31, 2020.
  • Mission and ministry through December 31, 2020.
  • Clergy

    Clergy through June 30, 2021. (note this is through next year)

Questions can be addressed to your regional administrator

  • Le’Ora Stokes

  • Megan McKay

  • Krystina Michalopoulos