EFCCM MINISTRY SUPPORT FINANCESPrimary financial resources for our EFCCM church planting and theological education ministry in Tokyo come from churches and individuals who choose to financially support our missionary work.
EFCCM MINISTRY BUDGETTokyo is an expensive place to live so we find ways to keep costs down. But our ministry budget is still high. It covers salary, rental housing, ministry expenses, medical insurance, EFC of Canada Mission allocation (14%), etc.
* Our 2019 ministry budget was CAN$136,00 / US$102,500. Of that, CAN$132,00 / US$99,500 was donated by our support team (97%).
* Our 2020 ministry budget is CAN$138,926 / US$104,700.
Ministry items not included in our ministry budget are covered through special financial projects called “ministry expansion funds.” These are usually one time or limited time projects.
Our foundational EFCCM Ministry Account (Ministry Budget) is #2-2280.
MINISTRY EXPANSION FUND: TOKYO MULTICULTURAL CHURCH STARTUPGoal: up to CAN$1000 per month.
This fund provides a subsidy for launching and establishing Tokyo Multicultural Church, especially initial rental facility and leadership development costs.
A new church struggles with facility rental costs during the first 4-6 years of its life. Those costs include damage deposit and realtor fees (4-6 months of rent), remodeling, and ongoing monthly rent. TMC’s rental costs, including utilities, are about CAN$3000/mo. This fund helped TMC until Dec 2018 when the church planting project was able to cover all its rental costs.
Another big financial responsibility for a new church is its pastor’s expenses. Following the same pattern that was used for facility rental, our TMC Startup Fund is now helping cover some of the transportation and pulpit supply costs of TMC’s Japanese pastor. This subsidy will be gradually diminishing over about two years so that at the end of that period of time (2022?) TMC will be able to fully support its pastor.
This TMC Startup Fund has been such an encouragement to TMC and to us as TMC church planting team leaders! And we love the idea that it is now being used for pastoral leadership development. We would love to see it increase! This is an opportunity for churches in Canada and the US develop a church-to-church partnership with TMC.
Our EFCCM Ministry Expansion Fund is #2-2302.
HOW TO GIVE TO OUR EFCCM MINISTRYDonations to our EFCCM ministry can be routed through the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM) or ReachGlobal (EFC of America international mission).
The EFCCM applies a 14% allocation fee to each donation. EFCA/ReachGlobal assesses 5% for funds routed through them. So if you are resident in the US and do not need a US tax deductible receipt (e.g., you are a church), then it is most effective to route your donations to our EFCCM ministry directly through the EFCCM.
Personal gifts given through either the EFCC or the EFCA will become donations to our ministry account and cannot be used for our personal purposes.
Giving through CanadaCLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE THROUGH THE EFC OF CANADA MISSION.
Drop down menu information:
“2-2280 LITTLE, Dale & Ann” is the account number for our foundational EFCCM Ministry Account (ministry budget).
“2-2302 Little Ministry Expansion Fund” is our Tokyo Multicultural Church Startup fund.
Or donate by contacting the EFCCM:
Box 850 Langley Stn. LCD 1
Langley, BC V3A 8S6 CANADA
TEL 604-513-2183 or 877-305-3322
(From the EFCCM: "Spending of funds is confined to organization approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards an organization approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.”)
Giving through USACLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE THROUGH REACHGLOBAL (EFC of America).
In the DESIGNATION box insert: "Dale & Ann Little, EFCCM."
If your donation is for our Tokyo Multicultural Church Startup fund please use this contact form to tell us. We will then be able to track your contribution through the system. Otherwise, your donation will be automatically applied to our foundational EFCCM Ministry Account.
Or donate by contacting ReachGlobal:
901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420 USA