|WEC and money|
How do people serving in WEC get money?For most Christians in Hong Kong, God faithfully provides through a job, business, pension or some sort of economic activity. People in WEC, however, perform a service that generally does not produce an income, either for themselves or for WEC. As they share their vision for the world with churches, small groups and individuals, God faithfully provides financial support for our workers.
How do I give money to people serving in WEC?
There are two main ways to give to a person.
Does WEC ask for money or make appeals?WEC does not make financial appeals. Our priority in serving is always to give. Therefore finance is not a dominant feature of any singular communication or ministry unless there is a relational context that allows the WECer to take the initiative in talking about finance.
Does WEC pay a salary or wage?No one in WEC receives a salary or wage from WEC. All people serving with WEC are volunteers, some full and others part time, receiving financial support from their church and friends.
How do I arrange for WEC to receive a gift from my estate?If you would like to arrange to leave WEC HK a gift as a part of your estate then please contact the WEC office.
Is giving to WEC tax deductable?Gifts to WEC HK are tax deductible. Please contact the WEC HK office for more information.
Does WEC take a commission or administration fee?No. All money given to our Hong Kong personnel or projects goes to them.
Do people serving in WEC have to raise a certain amount of money before they can move into their ministry?No. But as a guide, before people go to a ministry area for the first time they need to have their plane tickets in hand, set up costs, several month's living expenses, and a good indication of continued support.
How does WEC decide on the level of support a person requires?Each field determines a guide as to basic living and ministry costs within the country. On top of that each person decides if they would like to add components such as superannuation, home assignment travel, or insurances. The final level of support, then, is different for each person.
What happens when people do not get enough support?People serving in WEC who have low support are encouraged to seek the Lord in fellowship with their field leadership. If required the field will consult the wider leadership, including WEC Hong Kong and their sending church/s to find solutions.
How does WEC as an organisation get money to operate?WEC the organisation does not have a large source of income and each person serving in WEC needs to see God, through his people or other means, provide both their personal and ministry needs. It does have some income through ministry activities, gifts, and bequests. Like all areas of WEC ministry, WEC Hong Kong sees God provide for its role of facilitating Hong Kong christians and their churches to plant churches among unreached people groups.
How does WEC plan for ministry if there is no regular income?God directs our ministry, often challenging us to bold faith. Therefore, we do not let finance determine our ministry, rather God's hand on us as individuals and as a fellowship determines our ministry. Finances can be a part of the circumstances through which God guides us but they are never the only one.
Who do I contact to find out more information about finances and WEC?
WEC International Hong Kong