Center's never get billed or receive invoices.
Because we work on an honor system, ministries maintain integrity by sending voluntary tithes and donations. All of New Thought is receiving the benefit of support from volunteers around the globe who are supporting all of New Thought with wonderful Spiritual Resources. All centers are benefitting from this work, including your center, if you belong to one. The level of consciousness that a center has is reflected through the listing pertaining to said center throughout the FindACenter directory system.
What is the F.A.C.E. of a center in the directory showing?
Currently in the Universal New Thought Directory, there are three different types of listings.
A center's best choice is Prosperity.
But a center can always wait and trust that God will provide a person to elevate the status of the listing pertaining to said center. Such sponsors are able to assume a stronger role in sculpting the information that appears in the listing pertaining to that center.
Choosing Prosperity demonstrates a Center's committment to all of New Thought through supportiing the Spiritual Resources that support that center and all of New Thought.
By sowing seed into the fields that sustain you, new crops grow and continue to support you. We have tithed between 27 and 43 hours of work to every center listed in FindACenter, unless it is brand new. We believe in you! We believe in New Thought! We believe in Prosperity!
Some centers, particularly in the 2nd world have hidden beliefs about services and believe "you get what you pay for" and thus don't believe that there is any support in the world except if they have the cash. They believe that they will get bills or invoices for everything. And because believe this they do. This is common in the 2nd World because people come second behind corporations which are often in charge of major aspects of human lives.
When centers realize they are in the spell of a hidden belief, they are able to choose to discard this hidden belief which makes it much easier for such centers to participate in the system as designed. They joyfully realize that tithes or regular donations are voluntary and that if they don't wish to participate, the public will happily provide the information and in some cases even contribute for them.
Thus, even if a center is struggling, and in some rare cases might be not be able to tithe, we support them! The public is always stepping forth to demonstrate! However, the smart minister prefers to have the greatest influence upon the listing pertaining to his or her center. Leaving this up to others may not yield the results that we want.
Why be covered by P.U.S. (the Public Update System) when you can begin to make a difference in the world of New Thought.
We encourage ministers to move to prosperity, but it is a voluntary choice. If you are a minister, choose prosperity and express your magnificence, if you are a member at a center that is not currently tithing to support these wonderful resources, help them to express prosperity by tithing for them and getting involved in their success. After all their success is your success and all of us together insure success for the whole world!
Listings belong to the public and are part of the New Thought News services powered by New Thought.
Ministries wishing to influence the listing pertaining to their center must participate to do so. Otherwise, the public will provide the information and it may not be the exact way a center desires.
There is no charge to be listed. All tithes are voluntary as the directory is a public resource. But sponsors that choose to tithe to support the New Thought resources that we maintain to support the world may tithe in the name of a particular center and this will be reflected through the listing.
An outline of suggested tithe levels can be found here.
Centers experiencing poverty consciousness and thus unable to tithe may send an annual letter stating clearly that the center is financially strapped and unable to tithe and upon approval said center will be given to access a requested ministry building resources that we provide. All resources are provided for free and funded by voluntary tithes and donations.