The Ministry and Mission Fund is the financial foundation of our church. At a national level of every £1 that the URC spends from the M&M fund 85p funds ministers' stipends and training. Less than 7p of that £1 is used for the essential work of finance, administration and governance. Moreover, 95p of every £1 that is received into the M&M Fund comes from local church contributions. Thus their gifts providefor the URC's ministry and mission.
The way that the Fund is run is governed by the Plan for Partnership. This was first approved by General Assembly in 1980 and has been updated from time to time since. Amongst other things the Plan for Partnership defines that, “The whole ministry of the URC is to be made available to the whole of the Church, and the financial responsibility for this ministry is to be shared throughout the whole of the Church.” Thus contributions do not relate to the amount of ministerial time received; or, in other words, 'We don’t pay for what we get, we give that all might receive.
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