Gateway Conference Pastors and Treasurers

2021 Handbook

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Pastors and Treasurers Handbook 2021 Index:

 

General Information (includes 2022 Budget information, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security, Standard Mileage Rates) – pages 3-4

2022 Budget Worksheet – page

Parsonage Allowance – pages 6-7

Professional Expenses – page 7

W-2 & W-3 Worksheet – page 8

2022 Equal Participation Plan Church Assessments (Home Ministries) – page 9

2022 Equal Participation Plan information from FMCUSA – page 10

State of Illinois Mandatory Requirements for Anti-Harassment Training, Anti-Harassment Poster  requirement and Employee Handbook-page 11

                       State of Illinois Mandatory Reporting Law and requirements-pages 11-12

                        Charitable Contributions (cash and non-cash, including car donations) – pages 12-13

                        Tithe/Offering Form – page 14

                        Gateway Conference Board of Administration Standing Rules & Recommendations-pages 15-20

                        Guidelines for Local Churches and Treasurers and Auditors – pages 17-18

                        Ministerial Education & Guidance (MEGA) Guidelines-pages 20-23

MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Compensation-page 20

                        MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Benefits – pages 20- 21

                        MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Vacation Policy-page 21

                        MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Sick Leave – page 21

                        MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Family & Medical Leave – pages 21-22

                        MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Moving Expense Reimbursement-page 22

                        MEGA Guidelines Pastoral Enrichment Leave (Sabbatical) – page 23

Gateway Conference Bookkeeping Program-page 24

Pastor (GAPS) and Pastor’s Children Scholarship information – page 24

Pastor’s Children Scholarship application – page 25

Pastors GAPS Application – page 26

Pastors GAPS Reference Form – page 27     

Local Church Grant Initiatives Information, Letter of Inquiry Template, Deadlines-pages 28-30

Why Churches Should be Incorporated-pages 30-31

Overtime rules effective January 1, 2020-page 30-31

Health Insurance information – page 32

Pension Information –pages 33-36

Checklist for Pastors and Treasurers – page 37

Gateway Pastor Requirements – page 37

Available resources – page 37-38