New Management Budget Goal Reflects Giving
In response to current giving trends to worldwide ministries tithes, church leaders with the support of staff are implementing an expense management budget. It reduces discretionary spending without requiring staff reductions. This decision does not lessen the church’s commitment to join with you in pursuing Christ’s mission through Mission Initiatives that transform people’s lives every day. Please prayerfully consider how you can generously give to your true capacity so worldwide ministries can again increase to meet the growing needs of a hurting world.
In December, contributors around the world gave an estimated $1,750,000 in mission tithes for worldwide ministries. Thank you for your generous giving, which put tithing at $6,350,000 toward the new 2014 fiscal-year goal of $12,000,000. Although the church is on track to meet the revised worldwide ministries tithing budget, contributions are still below where we have been challenged to give.