Local Church

The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church has compiled many useful forms and resources for local churches to utilize as a resource. Information about Verizon Wireless discounts, retiree housing forms, moving information, tithing information, clergy administration, and much more can be found in this section.

HOW TO CALCULATE THE LOCAL CHURCH TITHE TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ALL CHURCHES (including New Church Starts and Merged Congregations) WILL BE ASKED TO TITHE THEIR INCOME TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

AT A MINIMUM, A TITHE WOULD BE COMPRISED OF THESE ITEMS:

  1. Income from identified and unidentified contributors.
  2. Pledged or unpledged income.
  3. Undesignated interest and dividend income.
  4. Income received from building use fees.
  5. Income received from fundraisers and programs in support of the operating budget.

Income from capital campaigns, pass-through giving and tuition-based ministries is not included in the tithing calculation.

ALL CHURCHES (including New Church Starts and Merged Congregations) WILL BE ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE a percentage of the church income identified in items 1-5 to fund the 10 District Ministries on an equitable basis. This percentage will be determined by the Districts and adopted by the District Conference.

District Percentages:

  • Central 1.5%
  • East 1.15%
  • North Central 1%
  • North 1%
  • Northeast 1%
  • Northwest 1%
  • South 1.5%
  • Southeast 1%
  • Southwest 1.2%
  • West 1.5%

TITHE FORM→ (OPEN IN A NEW TAB)

Where to send your tithe and other giving:
INUMC
Dept 6089
Carol Stream, IL 60122

YEAR-END REPORTING (CHECK DAY)

YEAR END REPORTING SUBMISSION DATES ARE FROM JANUARY 1 TO FEBRUARY 15.

After February 15th all numbers will be sent to the General Council on Finance and Administration for use in calculating Conference Apportionments. (Non-reporting churches will be reported to the Bishop, District Superintendents, Conference Journal, and Annual Conference.)

 

2024 EQUITABLE (MINIMUM) COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Updated December 13, 2023

How Status will be calculated for clergy participants:

2024 Minimum DAC salary requirement

Equitable Compensation

A. Minimum salary for full-time Full Elders appointed to serve a local church, or a full-time Full Deacon whose primary appointment is to serve a local church, is set at 60% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation or $78,292) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2024 = $46,975)

The minimum salary for 3/4-time Full Elders or Full Deacons appointed to serve a local church will be 75% of the minimum DAC or $35,231.

The minimum salary for 1/2-time Full Elders or Full Deacons appointed to serve a local church will be 50% of the minimum DAC salary or $23,488.

 

B. Minimum salary for full-time Associate Members or Provisional Members appointed to serve a local church is set at 58% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation or $78,292) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2024 = $45,409)

The minimum salary for 3/4-time Associate Members or Provisional Members appointed to serve a local church will be 75% of the minimum DAC or $34,057.

The minimum salary for 1/2-time Associate Members or Provisional Members appointed to serve a local church will be 50% of the minimum DAC salary or $22,705.

 

C. Minimum salary for full-time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church is set at 55% of the DAC (Denominational Average Compensation or $78,292) as calculated annually by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (2024 = $43,061)

 The minimum salary for 3/4-time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church will be 75% of the minimum DAC or $32,295.

 The minimum salary for 1/2-time Local Pastors appointed to serve a local church will be 50% of the minimum DAC salary or $21,531.

Click to view Minimum Compensation Guidelines for 2024.