Rock Funding Update Published Sep 30, 2021 The impact Rock is having on ministries around the world has grown significantly since it began. Increasingly, we have been asked by the community and the Spark board to ensure the ongoing stability of the platform. 2022 Donation Model Beginning in 2022, our recommended donation will increase to $3.00 per weekend attendee per year. This will offset the change in the scope of Rock, the growth requirements of our team and the rate of inflation since original donation levels were first established many years ago. When Rock was started, we could not have imagined the quantity and complexity of features it now includes, including the community tools and content being produced, or the pace of innovation we're delivering. Today, in order to keep up with community demand, we must invest in a larger team and more leadership. This can only be done through adequate funding. Updated Commitment Our team will be working from now through the end of the year to help every church update their commitments to reflect this new donation amount. Please take just a moment to update your commitment soon to help our team continue with this initiative. Early Access Our Early Access program was originally created to reward those organizations contributing back to the core team at the appropriate donation level. It has provided early access to major Rock releases. This program will continue. Beginning in 2022, those churches that are not part of the Early Access program, donating at the updated rate, will receive access to major versions of Rock one year after their Early Access release. Community Grant Accessibility remains a critical core value and we want to welcome the small, new ministries to the Rock community. We have established a grant program for these organizations to apply for a grant to the Early Access program. If your organization qualifies for this grant, your donation will be subsidized by the non-profit for a determined period of time. You can apply for the grant at this link: https://www.rockrms.com/grant-application. ONE Community with a HUGE Heart Rock is only as strong as our communityʼs support allows. Over the last several years, we have been asked by many churches to make sure this platform is funded appropriately to provide a stable future. We are listening. This is a community of Humility, Unity, Generosity and Empathy, and our core team is honored to partner with you to meet the needs of ministries today and in the future.