Guidelines for preparing Required Contribution Statements, 1099 and W-2 forms,
If filing manually, please see: https://www.ssa.gov/bso/bsowelcome.htm
POLICY FOR COUNTING CHURCH FUNDS
There must be documentation by the counters of funds for the church treasurer! There should be at least 2 counters at all times. If the church doesn't already have 2 counters in place AND a form to document the receipt of funds, this will help you. This
practice protects the church and everyone involved.
Below are samples reports for counters to use each week (an Excel version and a pdf format). If you don't already have a system in place and a form to use, feel free to use whichever format works best for you and customize it for your church's needs. In interest of time for the counters, the treasurer may wish to list names of regular givers on a "master" page and save it on a computer. You may wish to create more than one page if necessary. Sample Log Sheets for Church Counters (Excel version)
FMCUSA EQUAL PARTICIPATION PLAN (E.P.P.)
Equal Participate Plan (E.P.P.) helps pay for FM Communications, Board of Bishops, Administration and World Ministries Center operations, Ministerial Scholarships and Grants, Financial Services for the Home Ministries and World Missions, FM Networks, General Conference, Human Resources, Ministerial Credentialing Services, Marston Memorial Historical Center, Board of Administration & Chaplaincy (just to name a few).
E.P.P. is based on each local church's annual report (income from the past 12 months less allowable deductions) and is passed on to each local church. These dollars are paid to FMCUSA by Wabash and each church is to reimburse the Conference (1/12 of the annual on a monthly basis). For more details, click here: FMCUSA EPP HANDOUT
Life, Long Term Disability and AD&D Insurance
All Wabash full-time pastors are to participate in these benefits. The current premium is $32 per month and is paid by the church to the Conference office in ADVANCE of the coverage.
WABASH apportionment & EPP church obligations are as follows: 2022 Apportionment, EPP & Insurance Amounts
If you wish to have the funds drawn from the church bank account, complete the following and return to the Conference office, click here: ACH Form
World Missions funds are to be sent directly to Free Methodist World Missions. (This does NOT apply to FMCUSA Home Ministry Obligations/EPP that are to be sent to the Wabash Conference office.) For additional information, click here: Missions Connect
Updated salary information is needed from each church anytime there is a change in pastor's salary. Click here for Change of Status form: https://hr.fmcusa.org/forms
The pension rate is currently 13.5%. Funds are to sent to FMCUSA HR via ACH. There is an additional fee if not paid by ACH. For more information see:
For additional forms & information, please see the following: