The voluntary District Asking is an amount the District Connectional Ministries Council (DCMC) requests from the local churches to help support district ministries.
The District Asking for 2017 will be $3.00 per member with the following breakdown.
30% = Parish Development / New Communities of Faith ($0.90)
Supports revitalization of existing congregations and our emphasis on developing new communities of faith such as Correador Unido, The African National Ministry, The International French Fellowship and the exploration of a new church start in Hiawatha.
20% = Leadership Development ($0.60)
Supports training and equipping lay and clergy leaders through an annual leadership event, topical workshops, and clergy days apart
15% = District Connectional Ministries Council (DCMC) ($0.45)
Supports communications, connectional events, and grants for new ministries
15% = Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) ($0.45)
Provides means for new immigrants to navigate the immigration system and discover possible paths to citizenship
10% = Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) ($0.30)
Supports local congregations who participate in HCI through assistance with coaching fees and book purchases
10% = Outreach ($0.30)
Equips local churches to reach beyond their church walls through grants and hands-on ministry opportunities