Church members have been thanked for their continued faithfulness despite the challenging times.
"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precaution while the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
A number of missions have been adversely impacted by the pandemic, with some struggling to pay pastors' wages.
Tithe across the South Pacific Division rose by 11 per cent in 2018, the largest percentage increase in the past 10 years.
A lower enrolment this year, following a near record graduation class size last year, has left a $2 million-plus budget deficit.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but plants can definitely save you money.