Part II: Facing Reality. Reality. Reality. Dreaming God s Good Future. Stewardship begins with the Heart

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1 Stewardship begins with the Heart Conference Stewardship Event Part II March 11, 2013 By Jim Whittaker Step 1 We need to face our Past Comparative Budget Church Growing or Declining Pledges or Not Step 2 We need to Face the Present Economy Population Growth or Decline Are the Allocations in Line Step 3 Dream Toward God s Good Future What can we do? We need to match where we are with who we should be. Get the Allocations right. Dream but be grounded in realities. Project Your Budget Look where God is working and get there. 1

2 Stewardship Drive A. Sermon Series every 3 years. B. Stewardship Sunday every year. Tithing A. Tithe Challenge B. All Tithe Sunday A. Stewardship Teaching B. Stewardship Testimonies C. Giving Challenges D. Through other Stewardship Resources Followup A. First time giver gets thank you B. End of Year Statement C. Follow up w/unusual large gifts D. Write mid year encourage letter Giving Multiple Ways A. Offering Plate or box in Narthex. B. Envelope in Bulletin. C. Automatic Debit. D. Give on line. Our Best Guesses are just that: Guesses. Have an Adequate Reserve 2

3 Developing a 3 to 5 Year Plan Step 1 The Pastor as Mentor - Personal Finances - Tithing - Giving More than a Tithe Things a Pastor Can Do: 1. Teach and announce that you tithe. 2. Give regularly 3. Give sacrificially. 4. Preach on Stewardship. 5. Preach on Lifestyle. 6. Preach on Mission. 7. Preach on Generosity. Things a Pastor Can Do: Preach Wesley: Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can. Remember this: 10% tithe, 10% debt, 10% savings, 70% to live on Step 2 The Church as Mentor - Develop a budget that reveals your strategy and vision - Tithe to missions as an example to the congregation. - Check your own allocations. Attendance Budget Giving ; Projection on 2010 * ** Giving per Attendee

4 Attendance (projected) Budget Giving ; Projection on 2010 * ** Giving per Attendee (projected) Note: The 2013 budget was approved by working with the 2011 figures. Step 3: Teach Culture Change Preach a Stewardship Series Generosity and Simplicity Debt and Contentment Beyond the Church Walls The Church must make a difference. Step 3: Teach Culture Change Teach Stewardship Money Matters You Only have to Die The Externally Focused Church Use Mission Moments Talk about how the church is making a difference in a year-end sermon or letter Step 4: Lead the Church Think Strategically Budget for Outreach Calculate how much each person would have to give extra to meet this new type of budget. Standup and say you are willing to give sacrificially even beyond the tithe. Step 4: Lead the Church Use Budget Projections Plan a Stewardship Campaign Use Commitment Cards Fundamental #1 Mission 10% Outreach Line Item 9,329 Apportioned Mission Giving (1/2 World, Africa U., Black College 6196 Total for Missions % of Budget 15525/ = 13% 4

5 Fundamental #2 Personnel 50% Fundamental #3 Programming 20% Total Salary Item 56,498 Total Budget 118,904 Programs Budget Line Admin: Annual Conference Admin: Misc. Admin: Office Supplies 11, % of Budget 56,498/ = 47.5% Admin: Supplies Kitchen Remainder of Apportionments Total Programming ,881 % of Budget 26,881/ = 22.5% Fundamental #3 Facilities 20% Utilities Maintenance 10,000 10,000 Total Facilities Line Item 20,000 % of Budget 20,000/ = 17% The Fundamentals 2008 Budget Figures 1. Missions 13% (Goal 10%) 2. Salaries 47.5% (Goal 50%) 3. Programming 22.5% (Goal 20%) 4. Facilities 17% (Goal 20%) Resources Randy Alcorn, Possessions & Eternity Aubrey Malphurs, Money Matters in Church. Adam Hamilton, Enough Michael Slaughter, Financial Freedom Andy Stanley, Fields of Gold Contact Information Cell (919) Parsonage (919) Address: 115 AL Davis Road Bear Creek, NC

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