I am interested to know how different denominations secure funding for church courts beyond the local. In other words, your presbytery or classis has a budget and expenses, but has few opportunities to take up a collection. So how do they get the money? In the RCUS, a guideline system is employed: the Classis and Synod communicate to the congregations what is essentially a poll tax. So many dollars per communicant member are needed in order to meet the budget. Local consistories then will try to get that amount together, calculating based on the guideline per communicant member times whatever number of communicants they have, and using different strategies and with varying rates of success. How do things work where you are a member?