Assessment & Acceptance Rates
The Diocesan Convention has established the 2021 assessment rate as 12% to be applied to line A, normal operating income (NOI) of the 2019 Parochial Report. The 2021 acceptance rate is 3% to be applied to line A, normal operating income (NOI) of the 2019 Parochial Report. The income for the diocesan budget consists of both assessments and acceptances. Download the parish Assessment and Acceptance list.
The intent of the Assessment Adjustment program is to provide short term relief (reduction in current year Assessment) for parish operating budgets that can help steady their solvency as they pursue solutions for their financial challenges.
The Mission Resource Committee (MRC), composed of lay and clergy leaders from across the diocese, receives and reviews applications on a monthly basis for Assessment adjustment on behalf of Diocesan Council. The MRC makes Assessment Adjustment recommendations to Diocesan Council.
In addition to completing this application, your parish will deliver a short presentation (less than 10 minutes) to the MRC that highlights the causes of your current financial situation, describes what you have tried that has not worked and what has worked in your ministry, and describes what you are planning to do differently in the future.
The foundation of Assessment is rooted in a spirit of mutual ministry together as parishes in the diocese. In your presentation, please be sure to provide an awareness that as you request an adjustment, you are not simply asking for support of the Bishop, but of every other parish that makes up the diocese with you.
Download the Assessment Adjustment application: PDF format or Microsoft Word format. Please submit your completed application to Canon Steve Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will contact you to schedule your meeting with the MRC.