Synod 2019 suggested, and a special meeting of the COD in 2020 approved, a new method of continuing our covenant together. Instead of setting a specific amount per member, they recommend that each congregation prayerfully consider how much it can contribute towards our shared ministry efforts.
Since 1862, as the CRC has found new opportunities to advance God’s kingdom and resource congregations in new ways, we have chosen to respond together as a denomination. Ministry shares allow us to combine our funds to do more than a single individual or congregation could do on its own. They provide a stewardly and cost-effective way of supporting every church and allowing us all to live out our God-given callings.