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Where do tithes and offerings go?

Reporting on church finance answers the question: Where do tithes and offerings go?

“Transparency is an absolute must in our church.”
Bob Lemon
General Conference Treasurer

The following charts offer an overview of the ways in which your tithes and offerings are put to use by the institutions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The chart below shows the proportional distribution of your tithe dollar to conference, union, and world church ministries.

WORLD DOES YOUR TITHE DOLLAR GO?

 

The following chart shows the proportions and sources of income that give support to the ministry of the Adventist Church at the General Conference level.

GENERAL CONFERENCE WORLD BUDGET: INCOME

 

The following chart shows the proportional distribution of funds to the ministries and institutions of the church around the world.

GENERAL CONFERENCE WORLD BUDGET: EXPENDITURES

 

As a summary to the previous chart, the final chart below illustrates the Advenist Church's commitment to mission. The vast majority of the money collected through tithes and offerings goes directly into the church's efforts to fulfill the gospel commision.

GENERAL CONFERENCE WORLD BUDGET: EXPENDITURES

The Gifts of Heaven initiative encourages and empowers the church at every level to be transparent and proactive in communicating its use of God's financial resources in support of mission.. We encourage you to contact your local division, union and conference to get detailed financial information pertinent to your area. Visit the contact information page to learn where you can go to get the information you deserve.