By Rick Cherry
Church tithes collected for 2013 were $9,484,843. This was 92.08 percent of the 2013 Annual Conference budget. In 2012 we collected 89.6 percent of the tithe.
Once again, Holston Conference paid 100 percent of the General Church apportionments and has once again been recognized by Moses Kumar, General Secretary for General Council on Finance and Administration.
We are grateful to each church for their giving. Through our tithe and second-mile giving, we are able to equip the ministries of local congregations and to support multiple ministries that are an expression of our commitment to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Council on Finance and Administration encourages you to learn about our shared ministries through the resources found at www.waytogive.holston.org. There you will find a monthly video and bulletin insert that tell some of the wonderful stories of the results of our ministries. Thank you, Holston Conference! You’ll never know how many lives you have changed. Way to go! Way to give!
Rick Cherry is Holston Conference treasurer and statistician.