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¶440 FUNDING: Core Ministry

2.   Core Ministry

    • 2.1 The Core Ministry funding program shall provide for the financing of the general operating needs of the general conference and the Corporation of The Free Methodist Church in Canada.
    • 2.2 Each local society in The Free Methodist Church in Canada shall contribute a tithe (10%) of its general operating income to the support of the Core Ministry program.  For this purpose (only) the general operating income is defined to include all donations to the local society, LESS funds raised for:
      • Giving Streams.
      • Special short-term fund raising programs for local church projects (such as campaigns for building programs or debt reduction).
      • Funds raised for special ministry programs outside of the local church (such as funds raised for the World Relief, and funds transferred to other Christian organizations).
      • Bequests.