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Equitable Comp

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The purpose of the Commission on Equitable Compensation is to support full-time clergy.

*Applications for 2021 grants must be submitted before November 5, 2020*

Have Questions?  Contact Michigan Conference Equitable Compensation Chair Don Gotham at

Equitable Compensation Application

  • PLEASE NOTE: All application submissions require an additional form submitted by the District Superintendent. Applications not including both completed forms will not be considered. Please reach out to your D.S. to ensure submission.
  • Note: If multiple churches in a charge are seeking salary support, each church requesting funding must complete its own application.
  • If needed, you may also request additional funding to support pension obligations related to the salary request in “A.” This assumes that the pastor qualifies for CRSP/CPP. To figure the maximum amount of pension support you may request, multiply the amount in “A” by .1875 (18.75%). For example, a $5,000 request would result in a $937.50 maximum pension request.
  • Native American churches requesting housing and/or health insurance support must complete the two items below.

  • (A+B+C+D)
  • Additional Information to Accompany Request

  • Please list all sources and amounts hoped to be received for the church's budget:

  • If included in "All other sources" of income above, please indicate funding expected from:

  • List all years you have received Equitable Compensation support and the total grant amount received for all areas (salary, pension, housing and health insurance)

  • It is expected that congregations/charges will have a plan for growth to become self-supporting and that assistance from Equitable Compensation will be needed for no more than three years.

    Please respond to either A or B:
  • Please provide comments.
  • Answers to the following questions will help the Commission to understand your specific church/ministry setting. If needed you may attach additional sheets.

  • Please indicate the percentage of Ministry Shares that will be paid this year, as well as the percent paid in the prior two years:
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      Please include both a Year to Date Treasurer's Report, the final previous year's Treasurer's Report, and the Ad Board minutes showing approval to apply for Equitable Compensation.
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