Presentation on theme: "2013 Budget Forums January 2013. 2013 Budget Process at Bethesda Networks asked in August to “be realistic” when preparing budgets for 2013 Council reviews."— Presentation transcript:
2013 Budget Forums January 2013
2013 Budget Process at Bethesda Networks asked in August to “be realistic” when preparing budgets for 2013 Council reviews September meeting Congregational feedback on budget requests for last two weekends in September Council reviews congregational input and prepares communication for October
2013 Budget Process, con’t. Stewardship Campaign in October November to early December – Budget Ministry Team develops options for proposed budget Council reviews budget proposals and finalizes 2013 budget to present to congregation Early January – Open Congregational Forums January 27, 2013 – Semiannual Meeting
Dream Budget Proposal Outreach Network has challenged congregation to increase the Benevolence Fund by 0.25% in 2013, moving from 10.25% to 10.5%. Ultimate goal is 15% of offerings to benevolence. A proposal of $8,355 is made to fund the Pastoral Intern.
Actual Revised Budget Outreach Network to maintain 2012 Benevolence Fund level at 10.25% of offerings Pastoral Intern to be funded through the Outreach Network Ministry Team
Outreach Network 2012 Benevolence Allocations Calculation of Outreach Funds (Benevolence) 2012 Budgeted Offerings$866,445 Congregation-approved % of 10.25% offerings to be allocated for Benevolence TOTAL Benevolence to be allocated$ 88,810* * actual Benevolence budget depends on offerings received throughout the year
2012 Outreach Funds Distribution Local Justice and Charity$10,600 (includes AMOS, Good Neighbor, BLC’s Caring Ministry) Local Mission Support$ 2,800 (includes Bethany Life, Home for Awhile) SE Iowa Synod & Para-Church Ministries $66,983 (includes Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp, ELCA College scholarships)
2012 Funds Distribution, con’t. Global Justice & Charity$ 1,120 (Fair Trade Coffee purchased for Bethesda use, Blanket Sewing Ministry) Global Mission Support$10,000 (includes ELCA missionaries Stadtlanders and Wayne & Christa, and Tanzania Ministry team) TOTAL:$91,503* *Difference between Benevolence allocation($88,810) and distributions ($91,503) funded through Benevolence Designated Fund Account.
Dream Budget Proposal Discipleship Network – Requests addition of new ministry team initiative, LifeBalance (+$100)2013 request: $7,100
Dream Budget Proposal Administration Network/Ministries Support – Increase costs in Computer Hardware/Leases; current server down two full days last quarter, time to update (+12,000) Administration Network/Ministries Support – Decrease costs in mailings, publicity, computer software and supplies (-$3,300) 2013 request: $75,590
Actual Revised Budget Administration Network/Ministries Support – Cut $12,000 Revised Request: $63,590
Dream Budget Proposal Administration Network/ELCA MIF Loan – Decrease monthly Principal and Interest Payment (-$16,000) 2013 request: $107,312
Actual Revised Budget Administration Network/ELCA MIF Loan Revised request: $86,400 (new loan amortization schedule received)
Dream Budget Proposal Personnel – Fill Interim Pastoral Position with Full-Time Associate Pastor; (salary/benefit costs approximately the same) Personnel – Moving Expenses (+$3,000) Personnel – Pastoral Intern Position (+$8,355) Personnel – No Staff Salary Increases 2013 request: $564,349
Actual Revised Budget Personnel – Delay hire of Teaching Pastor to 2 nd quarter 2013, move Intern expense to Outreach Network, Synod 2013 Health Ins Costs reduced and move Call Committee expenses Revised request: $525,954
Actual Revised Budget, con’t. Call Committee Expenses –$3,000 for moving Pastor Strickert to Ames
2013 Proposed Budget Projected Income: Pledged Income to-date $741,445 (281) $698,785 No 2013 pledges, but 2012 pledge received (40) $47,201 $745,986 Regular non-pledged giving $100,000 $92,000 Loose & Festival Offerings $25,000 $25,000 Misc. Income $15,000 (program fees, duplex, etc.) $15,000 Contribution from COA Rebate $42,610 Total $924,055 $877,986
Proposed Budget Summary 2013 Projected Income:$877, Budgeted Expenses:$883,255 $ -5,269 What are your recommendations?
A Final Encouragement... “Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
Congregational Feedback Questions and Discussion