Who oversees the Partnership Handbook?

Brethren in Christ World Missions (BICWM), a department of the Brethren in Christ U.S., has an established global network of relationships and is the owner and initiator of the Partnership Handbook, which is used as an effective tool for communicating and partnering projects within the international BIC community. The Partnership Handbook is a partnership between BICWM, BIC conferences, congregations, and leaders worldwide, and individuals donors in the U.S. A BICWM staff team in the U.S. oversees the administration of Partnership Handbook information and transactions.

How are projects started?

Project proposals may be submitted from within any Brethren in Christ context, including BIC General Conferences, BIC Associations, BIC Clusters, BICWM church plants, and BICWM outreach areas. The Partnership Handbook requires that proposal submissions have local support, local contributions, and consideration for local sustainability.

When are projects completed?

Each approved project will have one year of activity beginning when it is posted online in the Partnership Handbook. After one year of online activity, the project enters a reporting period and is then marked as completed or is renewed for another year of activity.

Are my online donations secure?

Yes. We use PayPal as a secure payment gateway to process donations.

Will Pay Pal accept my credit card even if I am not a Pay Pal member?

Yes. At checkout, Pay Pal includes direct payment by credit card without requiring a PayPal membership.

Can I donate by phone or by mailed check?

We are unable to accept donations by phone, however we are available to answer any of your questions by phone! You may send checks in the mail to the BICWM office. Please include the project ID number in the memo line of your check.

Can I set up a recurring donation?

Yes, donors may set up monthly or quarterly recurring donations. To do so, please complete the Recurring Donation Authorization Form and submit it to BICWM's US office.

How much of my donation goes directly to the project(s) I'm supporting?

BICWM is privileged to inform its donors that 100 percent of their donation will be allocated to the project of their choosing. No money donated to projects will be spent on administrative expenses.

Is there a limit on how much I can give to one project?

Each project has an annual project budget. Any amount within the specified budget can be given toward the project. Amounts that complete or exceed a project's annual budget may qualify to be applied to the following year's budget for that project if during its annual reporting period the project is renewed for another year. Contact missions@bicus.org if you have questions regarding a project's budget.