Vision Our vision : More people following the way of Jesus Christ Our mission : To strengthen and unify our community through the way of Jesus Christ Our approach : Connect with and serve communities to develop a growing, sustainable, lively, welcoming and attractive community of God, where a range of people of different ages and backgrounds all feel at home.
Current Challenge “The only parishes south of Johnsonville sustaining a full time ministry would be Wadestown, St Johns and Island Bay.” (Wellington Presbytery 2012) Need to grow the Church Need a safe and secure worship space Cannot financially sustain full time Ministry Our crisis is a crisis of imagination
How to Grow a Church? Growing Presbyterian Churches have: New initiatives – “fresh expressions” Broad age spectrum Outward focus Welcoming attitudes Investment in fresh ways of being a Church.
Option B - A New Way John 21:6 He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish
Option B Two mission sites – QMC (shared) and WPC Hall Full-time minister Sustainability – minimise costs Minimise long term building costs Expand church community beyond Wadestown Church mission our focus, not her buildings
QMC - Background QMC Growth “throw our net onto the other side” Presbyterian Girls School No Chapel 675+ pupils 100+ staff Vibrant Old Girl Community Lay Chaplain
QMC - Mission and Worship Opportunities Pastoral Care Adult Education Community Outreach Children and Families
Accepted Occupancy Requirements Chapel capacity 250m 2 : 90 persons - normal, 200 - max. Safe storage of Communion table and other church items Atrium toilet facilities Chapel: Sun 9am - 8pm, school days from 4pm, holidays Youth Group and Sunday’s Cool rooms: Sun 9.30 - 12.00
Funding Sell Church and Manse Invest proceeds Maximum of $200,000 for adapting QMC old gym Reduced rent or no rent – affordable! Security of tenure – POD
Financial Considerations Assets$ Manse610,000 PCANZ Trust260,000 Manse Investment Funds195,000 Hall508,000 Church486,000 QMC Building Costs-200,000 Subdivision costs-50,000 Hall upgrade costs-60,000 Total Assets available1,749,000
Financial Considerations II Assumptions PCANZ Investment return5% Annual giving + fundraising90,000(Avg $90,000 over 3 years) Hall operational costs7,000Half of budget for Church + Hall Maximum rent at QMC10,000Fair market rent =$20,000 Minister employment cost105,000Includes house allowance Ministry6,000Vs 2014 budget of $4,450
Predicted surplus/loss Variation on Option BAnnual surplus (loss) Dual mission – Keep Hall, sell Manse and Church, develop worship space at QMC and invest capital in PCANZ. $18,000 Single mission at QMC. Sell all property and focus on QMC worship space $25,000 Dual mission keeping Manse($7,000) loss Please review spreadsheets at Appendix 3 in report. Note that calculations are at present value.
Recommendation Expand into two mission sites Sell Church, sell Manse, keep Hall Refurbish QMC old gym and share occupancy 5% interest to fund WPC mission Legal agreement with QMC Build a spiritual relationship with the school
Pros We can start tomorrow Maintain mission and service to Wadestown Retain Mainly Music, Open House, Caring Group New outreach opportunities Fund fulltime Minister Potential Chaplain sharing – reduce costs Using buildings efficiently Future financial security
Cons Sell Manse and Church Sharing facilities Nearby churches – but with different missions Two mission sites – neither fully serviced? Legality of bequests to fund development?
Conclusion A crisis of imagination. Let’s use our imaginations Enhanced Outreach Full-time Minister People More Important Than Buildings Efficient Building Use Capacity to expand to 200+ seats Fundraising Essential Financially Viable