Narrative Budget 2017

 

Cross Roads Church Narrative Budget 2017

 

Operating Budget

The leadership of Cross Roads Church has constructed a challenging financial plan that is aligned with and supports additional steps in pursuit of our God-honoring vision - “living together… beyond ourselves,” a vision that is accomplished as we make disciples of Christ through our process of Worshiping God, Serving the world, and Connecting with others. We invite you to join us in this journey.

Worshiping God

When Jesus was asked, “what is the greatest commandment?”, he replied with “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”. Our desire is to help people express their love for God by worshipping him in their everyday life. The various ministries of Cross Roads Church exist to help people live a life of worship and growth. Our weekly congregational gatherings to celebrate our Creator are designed to be friendly and welcoming times that allow us to encounter God and clearly hear from Him, leading to life change and genuine worship. Our worship teams work diligently to this end and give God their best each week, striving for excellence in sound and video presentation. Our website is an integral part of our worship ministry because many of our guests visit it prior to joining us for a Sunday morning worship service.  

  • Budget $215,857
  • Percentage of total operating budget ~ 30%

Serving the World

We seek to help people move from being observers to transformed and thus active participants who serve the Master by serving the world, both locally and globally. We have an active team of volunteers who serve faithfully both inside the walls of Cross Roads and beyond. We will continue to challenge and equip our people to find a place where they can use and develop their God-given talents. Our outreach programs provide us the opportunity to share God’s love in practical ways and are our fastest growing ministries. Our commitment to serving the spiritual and physical needs of others is seen in our support of the Brethren in Christ Church’s Cooperative Ministries, our local benevolence ministry and a growing number of missionaries.

  • Budget $257,783
  • Percentage of total operating budget ~ 35%

Connecting with Others

Spiritual growth does not happen in a vacuum, but rather as we interact with others in smaller informal settings that create an environment where transparency and growth can occur. We pursue this understanding of how true disciples are developed in our children, youth and adult ministries.

  • Budget $259,831
  • Percentage of total operating budget ~ 35%

Our total operating budget for 2017 is $733,471. If we are blessed with giving that exceeds our general budget needs, the Church Board will pursue items from our Visions & Dream Budget.

Updated: 12.13.16

 

 

Vision & Dreams Budget 2017

 

This budget is meant to push us to a higher level of sacrifice and faith in our service to God. We will only pursue items on this budget if/when our operating budget is well funded and we have regular surplus funds to operate from. The Church Board will determine which items to pursue as funds allow and will update the congregation each time they take steps to accomplish items on this list. We are asking that you do NOT make a designated financial gift to any of these items.

 

A prayer of faith:

  • Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well-pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too small, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of the things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the water of life. Stir us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas where storms will show your mastery, where in losing sight of land we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hope, and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, faith, and love. In Jesus name, Amen!

 

The current next step

  • We are actively engaging in a plan to accomplish our current next steps as a church. Our goal is maximize the use of our existing square footage by transitioning office space and renovating existing space.

 

The next step

  • When you start to look at the following step on our “next steps document”, you will quickly notice that additional staff is one of the items listed.
  • In the past few years we have experienced significant growth without adding any additional staffing.
  • At the start of 2017 we are adding additional part-time children’s ministry staff.
  • If we continue to grow in both attendance and financial giving, we will need to pursue additional staffing. While no job description has been formed, it is likely that a significant part of our next staff position will be centered around adult small group ministry.
  • So, as we dream and pray about the future and continue to do our part to make room for God to do his part, we envision adding another full-time pastoral staff to the Cross Roads family. 

 

Please join us in praying for God to bless us beyond our general budget plans.