October 11, 2017
To: All Congregations
Attached is your 2018 Declaration of Intent Form for your pledge to the Mission and Ministry of the Diocese. Please note that diocesan canon requires its return by December 15, 2017. This should be possible, as vestries may adopt budgets and need not wait until January congregational meetings to make them official. Also, you can adopt this portion of your budget by December 15th even if the rest of the budgeting cannot be completed.
Please return this form even if your congregation is not making a pledge, because we need the financial information for statistical and planning purposes.
“NDBI” means net disposable budget income, which consists of all income of any sort, excluding diocesan aid, which is available for your normal budgeted operating expenses. It does not include restricted income which is not used for normal operations.
The 10-10-10 solution remains in effect in this diocese. That is, the standard of individual giving to the church is 10%, giving from the church to the diocese is 10%, and from the diocese to ministry beyond ourselves is 10%.
For your information, a copy of the 2017 Diocesan Budget, and this 2018 Declaration form is available on our web site at www.dioceseofsc.org. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Nancy J. Armstrong
Diocesan Administrator/Assistant Treasurer