Proportionate Giving

Average giving in the Diocese is around 1.2% of household income. This translates to about $1,004 annually. Anglican giving is the lowest among Protestant denominations. Perceptions vary as to why Anglican giving is so low, including that:

  • many Anglicans believe their current level of giving is adequate
  • no standard for giving has been identified

The solution is to improve our understanding of our relationship with God in terms of our material possessions. We need to present the scriptural basis for giving so Anglicans can understand that it’s part of what we’re called to do as Christians.

Success for our parishes means moving to a model of proportional giving where 2% or more of family income per year becomes the standard. A base level of 2% would mean financial freedom for most of our parishes — opening the door to vibrant ministry opportunities and alleviating the constant stress that there are inadequate funds to cover operating expenses.

Resources

For more information, please contact Peter Misiaszek, Director of Stewardship Development, 416-363-6021 ext. 246 (1-800-668-8932).