Topical Guide/Church organization/Finances

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Mormonism and church finances

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Mormonism and church finances in the twenty-first century

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Cost of projects financed by the Church

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Public disclosure of Church financial data

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No paid ministry

Summary: It is claimed that Mormonism prides itself in having unpaid clergy as one proof of the Church's truthfulness. They then point to the fact that some General Authorities, mission presidents, and others do, in fact, receive a living stipend while serving the Church, and point to this as evidence of the “hypocrisy” of the Church.

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Tithing

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Calculation of tithing

Summary: I've been told that the Church expects or teaches its members to tithe on gross income. What can you tell me about how tithing it taught in the Church?

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Paying tithing versus feeding your children or paying your rent

Summary: One critic of the church states, "Would a loving, kind, empathic God really place parents in the horrible position of having to choose whether to feed their children or pay what little they have to a multi-billion megamall owning Church that receives an estimated $8,000,000,000 in annual tithing receipts?"

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Mormonism and church finances in the nineteenth century

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Financial issues related to immigration

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Kirtland Safety Society

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