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Budget

 Explanation  
(As  of  5/4/11)  
Staffing  and  facility  are  the  two  major  expenses  that  drive  the  budget.    It  should  be  recognized  that  
spending  more  in  one  of  those  areas  directly  affects  how  much  can  be  spent  in  the  other.  
 
Staffing:    
The  proposed  budget  reflects  a  staff  of  three  people.    We  are  budgeting  for  one  pastor  and  two  ministry  
directors/coordinators  that  would  be  three  quarter  time.    Each  staff  member  is  budgeted  to  receive  full  
benefits.    The  ministry  director  positions  would  each  have  a  focused  ministry  area  where  they  would  put  
the  majority  of  their  time  but  both  positions  would  also  be  doing  some  general  coordination  of  other  
areas  as  well  such  as  communications.      The  staff  positions  will  be  focused  on  coordinating  members  of  
the  congregation  to  engage  in  ministry  so  coming  alongside  and  training  congregational  members  for  
things  such  as  leading  a  small  group.    This  amount  of  staff  provides  ample  opportunity  for  growth  and  
lots  of  attention  placed  on  “building  up  people.”    The  goal  would  be  to  increase  both  ministry  directors  
to  full  time  as  the  financing  becomes  available.    When  both  ministry  directors  are  full  time  and  with  the  
addition  of  an  administrative  assistant  the  staff  would  be  in  place  to  lead  a  congregation  of  350  –  400  
people.    This  could  take  two  or  five  years  but  we  want  to  intentionally  work  towards  growth  
immediately.                  
 
Facility:  
The  proposed  budget  assumes  that  we  will  continue  to  use  the  Good  Samaritan  Facility  over  the  next  
year.    This  facility  offers  an  extremely  reasonable  rent  that  allows  more  funds  to  be  spent  on  staffing  for  
the  purpose  of  building  up  the  congregation.    It  is  recognized  that  there  are  some  downfalls  to  the  
facility  such  as  no  storage  or  no  ideal  set  up  for  a  screen  on  Sunday  mornings.      
 
10%  Giving:    
 Built  into  the  budget  is  a  plan  for  the  congregation  to  give  away  10%  of  its  income  to  missions  or  
ministries  outside  of  our  congregation.    The  10%  will  be  broken  down  into  four  areas;  global,  local,  
NALC,  and  deacon  fund.    The  deacon  fund  is  managed  by  the  pastor(s)  and  deacon  board  to  help  people  
within  the  congregation  or  outside  who  are  struggling.          
 
Misc.  Notes:    
-­‐ The  income  projections  are  estimates  based  off  of  the  “save  it  forward”  program  and  
attendance.    This  will  have  to  be  monitored  closely  by  the  Executive  Committee.        
-­‐ This  budget  assumes  that  we  will  have  a  volunteer  do  the  book  keeping  for  the  congregation  
through  2012.    
-­‐ “Operations”  includes  expenses  such  as  printing  costs,  postage,  office  supplies,  advertising,  etc.