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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The Women’s Serving Team is hosting a Mugs & Muffins event August 10th from 9:00 – 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Christine Leggett will be leading us in a discussion about the spiritual battle we each have with the desires of our heart. It will be a morning of fellowship, rich discussion and encouragement as we come together to study God’s Word. Praying you can join us. Don’t forget your favorite coffee mug! Please RSVP to Christine if you need childcare.
You can go on a mission trip and never leave Albuquerque. International Students Incorporated (ISI) helps international students when they arrive in the U.S. ISI has a chapter at UNM helping pick up students as they arrive at the airport, providing temporary home stays, helping find housing, English as a second language training and friendship partners. A new school year is getting started with hundreds of international students arriving at UNM. Please consider helping in one of the ways noted above. Alternatively, we will be providing lunch for students and volunteers on Wednesday, August 7 (signup sheets will be in the foyer). If you are interested in helping or just want more information please contact Vince Tidwell.
MCC’s Shine Partnership is hosting a dessert night Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00pm at Ashley Procter’s house! Current Shine volunteers, anyone curious about what Shine is, or those interested in becoming a Shine volunteer are invited! Contact Ashley if you have questions or need directions.
Save the Date: MCC Elders are hosting a 4-week Foundations Class starting September 15 and running through the first week in October. This class is designed to better help you get to know MCC - who we are, what we believe and why, and how to get connected. Please sign up with Sarah.