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¶375.3.3 Churches Applying for Society Status

When a church applies for society status, there is an expectation that it be within the 5-10% payment of Core from its full operational budget as described in Par 440.2 of The Manual.  Unless an affiliate has demonstrated faithful support of Core within this range for six months or more, it will not be considered for society status.  Churches that are accepted as societies will need to project full participation to tithe at the full 10% of their operations budget.  The church will also need to pledge some interest in supporting denominational Giving Streams and be demonstrating some gesture of Giving Stream support in their budgeting process.  Both of these intentions will be based on a covenant of good faith with the denomination.