The General Fund provides support for all of the worldwide activities of The Mother Church. If you are a member of The Mother Church, your first donation of the calendar year to the General Fund is counted as payment of your Per Capita Tax.

The Cause of Christian Science is advancing throughout the world. This growth has been supported by the advent and availability of new technology. The online messages and communities we share with each other allow us to identify and respond more quickly to needs as they arise. This increases the need for flexibility. The General Fund provides for the greatest flexibility for the Church to meet changing needs quickly.