Monday, May 25, 2009

2009/2010 Fiscal Year Budget

Here at Grace Church we take very seriously our need to be good stewards of every penny that is given toward the work of our ministry. As a result, we take putting our yearly fiscal year budget together very seriously. The Executive Staff, Executive Committee of the Elder Board, and the full Elder Board have all approved our 2009/2010 fiscal year budget for Grace Church which beings on July 1, 2009. We are now ready to present this budget to our church family for approval. Below is the process we will take for this approval to happen.

During this week I will be writing a series of blog posts highlighting the major elements of our proposed budget and giving some of my own personal thoughts regarding our budget and our plans for the upcoming fiscal year of ministry.

Beginning this Sunday, May 31, copies of the proposed budget with an explanation page will be available for you to take and read through. We do ask that only one copy is taken per family so that there is enough for everyone who is interested to have a copy.

Pastor Tim Auld, our Executive Pastor who oversaw this budget process, will hold two informational meetings to give further explanation regarding the budget and to answer any questions that anyone might have regarding its content. The first of these two opportunities will take place on Sunday, June 7th from 8:30-9:30am in room 203 which is located at the end of the hallway directly behind the auditorium stage. The second opportunity will take place on June 14th from 10:00-11:00am also in Room 203.

Then, on June 28th, we will be taking a ballot vote in all three of our Sunday morning services giving our church family the opportunity to approve this budget. Any member or regular attendee of Grace Church who is at least 15 years of age or older may participate in this vote. Only those who are in the worship services that morning will be able to participate in the vote.

So be sure to be part of the process by taking the following steps:

Read my blog each day this week to learn more details and to read my personal thoughts about the budget.

Pick up a copy of the proposed budget on Sunday, May 31 and read it through.

Attend one of the informational meetings (either June 7 or June 14) to ask any questions you might have regarding the budget.

Attend one of the worship services on June 28 to be part of approving the budget.

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