By action of their respective deliberative bodies, ministers are expected to give financial support to the Southern New England Ministry Network and the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Southern New England AG ministers send *100% of their tithe on all income, on a monthly basis, to the Network Offce, and support the General Council as noted in the Bylaws excerpts below.
*100% except noted ministers in the SNEMN Bylaws
Southern New England Ministry Network Bylaws:
ARTICLE IX. FINANCES AND PROPERTY
Section 1. Finance
C. Credential Holders’ Tithes
Each credential holder shall send, once a month, to the district headquarters 100 percent of his or her tithes from all sources of income. Certified ministers, who are not on staff, shall send monthly 25 percent of their tithes from all sources of income. Senior retired ministers are free to distribute their tithes in the manner of their choosing. Each year in the first week of December, the treasurer shall send a statement of the credential holder’s giving for the past year with a questionnaire that must be returned before his or her credential is renewed. Compliance with the above requirements shall be a prerequisite for the Renewal of Credentials of all active credential holders. If contributions are in arrears, an opportunity shall be given to meet this deficit with the renewal. Credential holders working outside the district shall contribute 50 percent of their tithes to the Southern New England District. A minister who has an arrangement with his/her local church or ministry to forward his/her tithes/dues directly to the Network Office is responsible to see that this is done on a timely basis.
General Council Bylaws Article VII. Ministry, Section 10. f.
Support of Headquarters. The work of The General Council of the Assemblies of God, in its program of developing the spirit of cooperation and fellowship in U.S. and world missions fields, incurs considerable expense, including the financial support of the executive officers and offices.
The required minimum is:
- Ordained - $25 per month ($300 per year)
- Licensed - $20 per month ($240 per year)
- Certified - $10 per month ($120 per year)
Compliance with the above requirements shall be a prerequisite for renewal of credentials of all active ministers. If their contributions are in arrears, they shall be given opportunity to meet this deficit with their renewal.