There is no minimum or formula for Cooperative Church pledges of financial support. It all depends on the in-house resources that the Next Steps South Carolina (NSSC) Cooperative Churches in the community decide to make available to Next Step Program Participants. If the community already has a rich resource base of employment and social service/ministry organizations available to provide resources to Participants, then minimal in-house NSSC resources will be needed for that purpose. However, the NSSC Cooperative Churches may want to contribute to the utility expenses of the one or more Cooperative Churches that provide operating space for the Next Step Program, as well as NSSC operating expenses such as computer acquisition and upkeep, office space, paper and printing materials, hospitality, and training and special events.