The District Executive Committee believes that part of the privilege of sharing in the ministry of the churches of the Central Pacific District is to be in partnership with you. With this in mind we have created four partnership funds which you can draw from. The funds are as follows:
PERPETUAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
The purpose of this fund is to provide small loans to district churches which otherwise would not be available. The average loan is anticipated in the $3-5K range. These are no interest loans with a repayment schedule manageable according to the church financial situation. Examples of loans include unanticipated repairs for which the church is only able to partially raise the funds, small building renovations where the church can only partially raise the funds, or other emergency types of situations. Click the following icon to download the application form.
The purpose of these grants is local church ministry advance. Grants will be considered for but not limited to things like family and marriage seminars, continuing education opportunities, church advance training, theological education, leadership development, lay programs such as the Ministerial Studies Program and others. Partnership Grants are available on a shared cost basis with the church putting in at least 1/3 of the expense. They will be capped at $350 per church per year to allow for the potential of every district church benefiting. Click the following icon to download the application form.
PRESS FORWARD GRANTS
The purpose of these grants is to assist the churches of the district in pressing forward in ministry. Grants will be considered for but not limited to areas of the local church such as web design, technological advances using social media, or online formats to broadcast services, promotion such as online advertising, etc. Press Forward Grants are available on a shared cost basis with the church putting in at least 1/3 of the expense. Click the following icon to download the application form.
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL GRANTS
The purpose of these grants is to motivate the churches of the district to lay hold of every opportunity possible to share the good news. The grants will be no more than $500 and can be used for opportunities that are specifically outreach in orientation. Priority would be given to requests where the church will see the congregation equipped in sharing the good news, actually engaging lost people, and reaching beyond to see lost people found. Proclaim the Gospel Grants are available on a shared cost basis with the church putting in at least 1/3 of the expense. Click the following icon to download the application form.
COVID RELATED INFORMATION
The Following Links That Might Be Helpful in Opening Churches
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
CALIFORNIA DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
NEVADA DIV OF PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
UTAH DEPT OF HEALTH
HAWAII DEPT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Monthly Update from the District
CPD Family Connections
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CHURCH MINISTRY TOOLS AND RESOURCES
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FINANCIAL & LEGAL RESOURCES
Helpful resources for Treasurers
Ten Things Every Administrator Should Know
This manual is provided by Brotherhood Mutual, an insurance company and key resource we want you to have access to. The guide covers these 10 areas that every church administrator needs to understand and implement well:
- Financial Controls
- Online Tithing
- Documents & Records
- Offerings & Distributions
- Business Expense Reimbursement
- Clergy Housing Allowances
- Dual-Tax Status
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Credit Card Safeguards
Each of these areas is covered at a high level, and additional information can be accessed from this document as needed.
Essential Guide to Law & Tax for New Ministers
If you’re like most new ministers, you probably are overwhelmed by the legal and tax issues that confront you in the ministry. Richard R. Hammar wrote this book for you! He will answer questions like:
- Who is a minister for federal tax purposes?
- Should I report my taxes as an employee or as self-employed?
- Should I “opt out” of Social Security?
- What is the housing allowance?
- What are the tax consequences of living in a church-owned parsonage?
- Do I have taxes withheld from my wages, or am I required to pay estimated taxes?
And so many more! It is essential that you, as a new minister, be familiar with the legal requirements and tax rules that apply to your vocation. Unfortunately, few begin their ministry with this knowledge.
This book was created to provide new ministers with quick, understandable answers to the kinds of questions mentioned above. Those who want more information on any of these issues can easily find it.