Annual Program Fund and GIFT Program Contributions are based on accurate reporting by your congregation during Certification.
Certification of Membership for 2015 will be open from 11/17/2014 to 02/02/2015
Data Services has many resources to help congregations in understanding how to complete their Certification of Members. Visit Certification of Membership for Congregations for more information on completing certification this year.
During the annual congregational Certification of Membership, you are asked to report the total Operating Expenses from your most recently closed fiscal year. Operating Expenses are used in some instances to determine Annual Program Fund (APF), or district contribution rates, and is the basis for GIFT Program giving requests. Please use the format below to calculate the correct number to report.
Total Expenses—(APF Contributions + District/Region Contributions + Capital Expenses)
= Total Operating Expenses
APF or GIFT Contributions
District or Regional Support
Capital Expenses (mortgage principal, etc.)
Total Operating Expenses =
A basic history of contributions from your congregation to the Annual Program Fund (APF). This history also includes certified member numbers. Email email@example.com to request this report.
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