God's Church, God's Resources, Our Budget
Nov 10 4:08 PM

God's Church, God's Resources, Our Budget

Nov 10 4:08 PM
Nov 10 4:08 PM

MCC members will vote on the 2018 Church Budget on November 19th during service.

How does budgeting work at your house? It is stressful or simply a normal part of your monthly routine? Depending on how you manage your family budget it can be wrought with stress, fairly straight-forward or encouraging. At MCC, we fall somewhere in-between all of the above.

As a church family, we keep close tabs on our church budget. MCC’s 2017 budget was $311,000 (well less than the overall giving for the year) for all functions, logistics, and ministries combined.

What a blessing to be part of a church entrusted to use the Lord’s resources to bless our members, the community and the world!

Although our budget is reassessed annually, it is still an arduous process. With that in mind, managing the Lord’s resources should be taken seriously and we are blessed to have a team of Deacons that does just that.

Every year at the end of September, each ministry turns in a budget request to the Deacons. Once each of the requests has been analyzed and approved, they are added to the greater church budget. Considering the many MCC ministries (there are over 40!), this is quite a task. Those numbers are then considered, incorporated and the overall budget is balanced. The information is taken to the congregation for discussion and approval.

You, the Members of MCC, are the ones that make this budget happen! Each MCC ministry is possible only because of your tithes, your contributions and your dedication. It’s a big commitment.

You may remember that two weeks ago there were “budget” meetings held after each service. Maybe you heard the word budget and ran away….it can be a word that instills fear in many households!  About 45 folks took part in the two meetings; asking for clarification on the proposed budget and adding additional items for consideration.

During those meetings church members asked a myriad of questions, raising concerns about our church not having an AED, could we add monitors downstairs for large services when we don’t have enough room, are church staff being paid enough, and more.  

What great insight! This is your church, your budget, and your tithes being spent to serve a big God.

There is an 11% projected increase to our budget for 2018 to address God’s growing role in our community. The full budget is available in the foyer, by email request, or by clicking here. 

We are fortunate to be in this position but that is only because God’s people align with God’s Will in unity.

At Mountain Christian Church we are mountain generous, humbly motivated, and grateful for God’s Transformation in our lives and in our church.

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We are excited to announce that we will have an in-person worship service outside at 8:30am in the MCC parking lot! We can’t wait to see you! In addition, our Sunday live-stream (on Facebook and Instagram) will move to 10:00am for the foreseeable future for those who are not be able to join us.

We’ve chosen for our service to happen outdoors as there are still a number of requirements and protocol for indoor gatherings. So, we are not inviting you to join us indoors at this time. Instead, come for our outdoor gathering, or continue to join us online later from home.

Please read the Guidelines for Gathering to Worship Together at MCC in its entirety so that you know what to expect when you come to our outdoor service. This will help you and those around you navigate a very new situation, hopefully in a way that is as seamless as possible.  We believe that our unity will be expressed and strengthened as we serve one another in Christ this week so join us in extending grace to each other, amid our differing perspectives, and different views about how to live in this time.

“... submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Eph. 5:21

“Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Rom. 12:10

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples,

if you have love for one another.”

Jn. 13:35

Please know that we are making every effort for this gathering to be in full compliance with the protocols given by authorities. No single plan for our meeting will ever be the perfect solution in any one person’s eyes.  We will all be making compromises.  But as we defer to these guidelines set up by our elders and leadership, we will be serving our fellow believers, honoring Christ as best we can, and providing for a beautiful expression of worship to happen together.

Please stay home if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are immunocompromised.
  • You are feeling ill (running a fever, coughing, or showing other signs of sickness)

Please don’t put yourself or others at risk.  Thank you for staying home and staying safe, because we love you!


As a reminder, MCC Elders and Leaders will be sharing an MCC Morning Devotions every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9:00am on Facebook. We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and thoughts on these morning devotions!

 

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