Thank you for your ministries in congregations in Maumee Valley Presbytery.
As we approach the end of the year 2014 and look ahead to 2015, many congregations are finalizing their 2015 budgets. Several of you have asked for confirmation about the per capita mission contributions per member and the terms of call and the $2.00 per member baptismal offering.
1. Commissioners voted the following per capita contributions for our wider church:
General Assembly $ 7.07 (increase of .05 from 2014)
Synod of Covenant $ 3.25 (no change from 2014)
Presbytery $18.25 (increase of .42 from 2014)
2. The minimum terms of call for pastoral leaders were increased by only 1% plus at least one half of the Board of Pensions increase for pastors with spouses/dependents/family. (See the attached document for calculations).
3. An additional $2.00 per member special mission contribution (which we are calling the Baptismal offering) to support our New Church Development, Christian Community of Restoration and Revival in Norwalk was also approved. (See the attached information on CCRR which is the first of several interpretive materials we will be sending over the next year).
4. As a reminder, the Mission Treasury recommended distribution for your general mission dollars, unless otherwise indicated is
General Assembly 31%
Thank you for your faithfulness in the reign of Christ.
Presbyter for Common Life