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The purpose of the commission on equitable compensation is to support full-time clergy Nancy Patera – Michigan Conference Equitable Compensation Chairnancypatera@mac.com Equitable Compensation Application Name* First Last Email* Please enter the calendar period for the application. Please provide the months and years.*What is the charge name?*Name of church one of the chargeName of church two of the chargeName of the pastor*Conference Relationship*ElderAssociateProvisionalLocal PastorAppointment Status*1/41/23/4Full TimeA. Requested amount for support of pastoral salary*Note: If multiple churches in a charge are seeking salary support, each church requesting funding must complete its own application.Amount of total salary to be paid by church completing the application*Amount of total salary to be paid by Charge, if applicable.B. Requested amount for support of Pension (CRSP and CPP)*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.C. Amount requested for support of HousingD. Amount requested for support of Health InsuranceTotal Request of Equitable Compensation(A+B+C+D)Additional Information to Accompany Request1. Average YTD Worship Attendance*Church Membership*Please list all sources and amounts hoped to be received for the church's 2018 budget:Local church contributions*Fundraising projects*Equitable Compensation*All other sources*Total of all income sources*If included in "All other sources" of income above, please indicate funding expected from:District Board of MissionsRELCConference Board of Global MinistriesGeneral Board of Global MissionsList all years you have received Equitable Compensation support and the total grant amount received for all areas (salary, pension, housing and health insurance)Please use this format: Year ______ Total Grant $______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:A. We intend to stop receiving Equitable Compensation support by:B. In the foreseeable future we expect to continue to need the support of the Commission on Equitable Compensation for our congregation/charge.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.Describe your current Stewardship Campaign/Pledge plans for financial support of your congregation’s 2018 budget. If indicating “NONE,” please explain. It is also requested that you discuss any lack of specific stewardship plans with your D.S.*Please indicate the percentage of Ministry Shares that will be paid this year, as well as the percent paid in the prior two years:2017 Projected Percentage*2016 Actual Percentage*2015 Actual Percentage*What is the amount of your 2018 Ministry Shares?*Does the congregation plan to pay 100% of Ministry Shares in 2017?*YesNoIf NO, what percentage do you plan to pay?Does the congregation understand that the budget for Equitable Compensation is only possible because of the faithful payment of Ministry Shares of all congregations of the Annual Conference?*YesNoIf less than 75% of Ministry Shares have been paid in this or any recent years, please comment:List any additional paid staff (other than the pastor) with approximate annual wages.Is there any other information that would help the Commission to understand your ministry and offer some rationale supporting your request for support?You may electronically attach any additional documents by using this space Drop files here or Accepted file types: pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt-upto25mb. 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.If you prefer to send a printed copy of your application, please mail to: Nancy Patera, 6232 Sunset Beach, Lake Odessa, MI 48849.