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1 MINISTRY PLAN

2 Church family, Because of God s greatness and grace, we treasure Christ, grow together, serve one another, and live on mission. These words remind us that Jesus is greater than all our pursuits. As with any given mission, in order to accomplish it, you must have a plan. This document is a reflection of that plan that focuses on four primary areas of emphasis: 1. Treasure Christ (weekly worship gatherings) - Our weekly worship gatherings are designed to help people treasure Christ above all else in response to God s grace. 2. Grow together (groups) - We partner together in groups to encourage and shepherd one another. 3. Serve one another (serve in a ministry) - We provide serving opportunities so we may use our spiritual gifts and serve His church. 4. Live on mission (mission opportunities) - We offer mission opportunities locally, nationally, and globally so our people may join God in His mission of bringing people to Himself. As with most plans, there is a cost. A church ministry plan is funded by the gifts of God s people through a local body of believers. It is through your faithful obedience in stewarding what God has given you to bring your tithes and offerings on a regular basis. Giving is a true indicator of our heart. The apostle Paul tells the church in Corinth (2 Corinthians 9:6) that their spiritual growth will be in direct relationship to their generous giving. Then, in verse 7, he says, each person should do as he has decided in his heart - not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. Paul reminds us not to give out of a reluctant heart or out of a motivation of legalism, but to give to please God. And in doing so, we find our greatest joy in giving. The Budget and Finance Committee and the church staff offer this ministry plan for Fiscal Year to the congregation. Your staff has proven to be good stewards of the resources provided and I am asking that you prayerfully consider approving this ministry plan. I want to publicly thank the finance committee for their hard work with our staff in forming this budget, as well as, the personnel and missions committee. The leaders that serve on these committees take their responsibilities seriously and are joyful partners in ministry. I am indebted to their servant leadership. Mark Satterfield Executive Pastor LETTER FROM PASTOR MARK Budget and Finance Committee Members: Cody Bryant (chairman), Sammy Duke, Nancy Goins, Bruce Gordon, Paul Bolin, Danny Zink, Peggy Stephens, Marty Hudson, Eric Lackey, Wayne Acklen (church treasurer), Jeremy Bussell (Church Administrator and staff liaison) 2 BECAUSE OF GOD S GREATNESS AND GRACE

3 THE BUDGET WORSHIP 2% DISCIPLESHIP 6% MISSIONS 14% FACILITY 19% DEBT SERVICE 14% PERSONNEL 45% TOTAL $3,600,000 The Ministry Plan will be proposed by the Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday, September 14, 6pm at the quarterly church business meeting. A vote will be taken at the business meeting. There are two Q&A sessions available for you to attend. The sessions will be held at the following times: Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm in portable 3. Sunday, September 11 at 4pm in portable 3. If you have any questions, Jeremy Bussell is available at or CLEARVIEW.ORG 3

4 WORSHIP Our weekly worship gatherings are designed to help people treasure Christ above all else in response to God s grace. $65,258 Provide worship gatherings in multiple venues Provide resources for bands, vocal teams, choirs, and worship leaders Celebrate Baptism and Communion Accomplish planning and production of weekly worship gatherings and special services Provide production (sound, lighting, media) resources in 5 worship venues Matthew 13:44-46 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it. 4 BECAUSE OF GOD S GREATNESS AND GRACE

5 DISCIPLESHIP We grow together in groups of all ages to encourage and shepherd one another. $198,388 Minister to preschool, children, students, and their families Provide Christ-centered learning environments in group settings for preschool, children, students, and adults Give students opportunities to live on mission locally, nationally, and internationally Send kids and students to summer camps Provide curriculum and studies for all ages - preschool, children, students, and adults Provide ministry to men and women, single and married, young and older adults Hebrews 3:13 But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin s deception. CLEARVIEW.ORG 5

6 MISSIONS We desire to live on mission by offering opportunities locally, nationally, and globally so our people may join God in His mission of bringing people to Himself. $500,000 Locally partner with ministries involved in orphan care, hunger, homelessness, and community needs Nationally partner with church plants and ministry organizations in New York, New Orleans, Portland, and Oneida Globally partner with mylifespeaks in Haiti, as well as, reaching an unreached people group in West Africa. Support the process of planting churches locally, nationally, and globally Support missionaries locally and globally Contribute to the cooperative ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention to further the gospel and church planting To learn more about ClearView s local, national, and international partnerships, go to clearview.org/missions. Matthew 28:19-20 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. 6 BECAUSE OF GOD S GREATNESS AND GRACE

7 FACILITY $698,963 We desire to honor God with our facility, equipment, and supplies that allows for effective and efficient ministry. Provide a comfortable and well kept facility and grounds Maintain adequate equipment and supplies for efficient offices Provide transportation for ministry and fellowship trips Insure the facility in case of an accident and/or catastrophe Provide printing, office supplies, and technology services DEBT SERVICES $516,000 We desire to reduce our debt so that more funds can be directed towards ministry. Reduce the current debt level in a timely manner Direct more funds towards ministry As of October 1, 2016 the remaining debt is $5,380,274 PERSONNEL $1,621,391 We desire to have a strong staff who is equipped and called to serve at ClearView. Seek the most qualified individuals to serve in all ministry and support positions Faithfully support the staff who are called to serve Provide benefits that support the staff in case of accident or sickness Provide leadership development training To learn more about ClearView s staff, go to clearview.org/our-staff CLEARVIEW.ORG 7

8 BUDGET RECAP WORSHIP: DISCIPLESHIP: MISSIONS: FACILITY: DEBT SERVICES: PERSONNEL: TOTAL: $65,258 $198,388 $500,000 $698,963 $516,000 $1,621,391 $3,600,000 8 BECAUSE OF GOD S GREATNESS AND GRACE

9 WAYS TO GIVE AT CLEARVIEW MAIL OR IN PERSON: Place your gift of cash or check in the offering plate on Sunday morning. Mail your check to the church: 537 Franklin Road Franklin, TN Appreciated assets. Call the finance office for more details about donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Through a planned giving vehicle. Ask your financial planner for assistance. ELECTRONICALLY: Monthly bank draft Online banking through your bank Debit / credit card on this website Please note: The electronic giving options here are simply for your convenience. ClearView does not encourage debt as a lifestyle. A reminder from the Finance Committee: According to IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, in order to qualify as a deductible gift, the gift or contribution must be made for the use of a qualified organization. ClearView Baptist Church is recognized as a qualified organization by the IRS and must abide by guidelines in Publication 526. Therefore, in almost all cases, ClearView Baptist Church cannot accept contributions designated to/for an individual. Example: It is acceptable to write a check made payable to ClearView Baptist Church with the particular ministry (i.e. Benevolence Ministry) written on the memo line of the check. However, ClearView cannot accept benevolent gifts when an individual s name is included on the check.

10 YOUR GIVING MATTERS. Scriptures teach us much about possessions and giving. In the Old Testament we find stories of those bringing their first fruits as a sacrifice and offering to the Holy God. In the New Testament, we hear from Jesus that our giving is a reflection of our hearts. In Paul s second letter to the Corinthians, he calls us to examine our motivation for giving: Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart-not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work. ClearView teaches that we are stewards of the money and possessions God provides. God is the owner of everything. Giving is our response to His greatness and grace. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL CHURCH? When we see offerings and gifts received in both the Old and New Testaments, we see this pattern Any time there was an offering taken, the funds were given in trust and for distribution by the leadership, who had the best and broadest view of the needs of those in the body. One clear statement in this regard is Acts 4:34-35: For there was not a needy person among them, because all those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles feet. This was then distributed to each person as anyone had a need. This is the way the early church handled its resources. CLEARVIEW.ORG/MINISTRYPLAN

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