How to calculate your church's membership contribution

1. Identify the base contribution, corresponding to the number of members in your church from the table below.

WCC membership calculation structure

Number of members

Base contribution
in CHF

From

To

 

0

24 999

1 000

25 000

39 999

2 500

40 000

59 999

4 000

60 000

99 999

6 000

100 000

149 999

10 000

150 000

249 999

15 000

250 000

499 999

25 000

500 000

1 499 999

50 000

1 500 000

2 499 999

150 000

2 500 000

3 499 999

250 000

3 500 000

4 999 999

315 000

5 000 000

6 999 999

370 000

7 000 000

9 999 999

425 000

10 000 000

13 999 999

475 000

14 000 000

19 999 999

525 000

20 000 000

49 999 999

575 000

50 000 000

More...

600 000

 

Fictitious example: Church of the People has 2,300,000 members its base contribution is CHF 150,000

2. Relate the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the country or countries where your church is located to the GDP of our richest member church country, i.e. the United States at $34,320. See below for a table of GDP data.

Fictitious example: Church of the People is located in Tanzania, which has a GDP of $ 520, related to the US GDP of $34,320 this represents 1.5% (520/34,320*100) of the capacity to pay the base contribution.

3. Relate the capacity to the base contribution

Fictitious example: Church of the People, located in Tanzania, has the capacity to pay 1.5% of the base contribution of CHF 150,000 i.e. CHF 2,250

4. Compare the adjusted contribution to most recent contributions.  Churches will not be asked to pay less than in previous years; all churches pay a minimum of CHF 1,000.

Fictitious example: Church of the People contribution CHF 3,500 in 2007  amount requested for 2008: CHF 3,500