Finance and Funding
The Sword of the Spirit is an international federation of self-governing communities. As such, our funding is ‘bottom-up’.
Individual members: We encourage the historic Christian approach to ‘tithing’, teaching our members to give a tenth of their income to ‘the work of the Lord’ (dividing it between their local church and their local community), and to be generous beyond that as they are able. We believe that those who are more affluent should be especially generous in their giving, and should not think of tithing as the upper limit of giving.
Local communities: Each community is funded by its members. Local communities are self-governing, and they are responsible for their own budgets, which they generally manage through a non-profit corporation that is run according to applicable national law and regulation.
The communities also fund the regional and international work.