The Commission of Assembly met 25th July and instructed all congregations to adopt the following in their 2015-6 budgets:
– Set the minimum stipend at $51,792 and encourage congregations to consider paying above this
– Set the Superannuation contribution rate at 11.55% ($5,386)
– Set the Manse Allowance (where payable) at 45% of the Stipend ($23,306.40 pa)
– Set the GMP asked of congregations, at a minimum of 7% of total income ($11,905)
This will require an increased church income of $420 per week.
The proposed budget that our Finance Committee is developing, is on the notice boards for perusal and comment before being finalised at 17th September meeting for adoption at the AGM in October.