Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

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Pastoral Support in Ecuador

Pastoral Support in Ecuador

Advance #3021092

#3021092 - Providing a supplement to support a living wage for pastors

Annual Goal:$40,000.00
Partner:Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador

Background/History

The Evangelical United Methodist Church is a growing young church, in recent years it has increased from 16 to 20 congregations and 7 new mission initiatives. The pastoral commitment and dedication are evident in developing new churches in rural and urban contexts thanks to the work of pastors that always support this ministry with joy and spiritual strength. Nevertheless, local churches can't maintain their pastor's salaries. Their tithes and offerings only cover the basic expenses and basic transportation for the pastors along with a minimum contribution for salary.

For this reason, the church must look for other sources to cover salaries. The national office has been able to get contributions from partners in mission to fulfill minimum salary requirements for just 40% of the pastors. With additional contributions, the church hopes to be able to pay 100 % of the pastors a worthy salary.

Goals & Objectives

To reach worthy basic salary for 100% of pastors.

Activities Plan

- Workshops and formation to fortify the responsibility of stewardship, offerings and tithes, local congregations.
- To fortify the effort of promotion of shared in common funds to at least complement and to reach a worthy salary of 10 pastors.

Budget and Financial Information

Income

Annual Advance Financial Goal
$40,000.00
Local Financial Support
$10,000.00
$50,000.00

Expense

Pastoral Salary Support
$50,000.00
$50,000.00

Project Contact

Bishop Silvio Cevallos
Bishop
593-2-2265158

Global Ministries Contact

Juan Gattinoni
(212) 870-3771