Mission Share Fund
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. … Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another.” —Romans 12:9-16
“My friends, … bear one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” — Galatians 6:2
Resolution from the 1996 Special Convention; Resolution from the 2011 Diocesan Convention
From The Episcopal News: “In 2024, the Diocese of Los Angeles will begin to enforce assessments on parishes for the Mission Share Fund, as voted on at the 1996 special diocesan convention and reaffirmed at the annual convention in 2011. This shift is from the expectation that each parish will give 12% of normal operating income (NOI) to enforcing the required giving level.
In recent years parishes have contributed to the MSF on a voluntary basis, with 12% contributions expected and 15% encouraged. Because many parishes have not met that threshold, the diocese has struggled to maintain the staff, structures and services required to support the ministries of its congregations.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor has established an Assessment Review Committee (ARC) to help parishes get their Mission Share Fund commitments to the mandatory level. We are formulating a process that will ensure that parishes are neither punished nor shamed if they cannot pay, and others will be asked to carry their fair share of the responsibility to the diocese.”