2014 Proposed Budget
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Date: November 25, 2013
To: EFBC Members
From: Gary Ellis, Associate Pastor: Administration
Re: 2014 Proposed Budget
Below is a PDF link and a copy of the 2014 Proposed Budget. It is based upon the input of the Pastor and Staff, the Missions Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Stewardship Committee and the Deacons. It represents our best effort to follow the Lord’s leadership in providing the financial support essential to our continuing commitment to the vision God has given us: to be a “Family of Faith Passionately Connecting to Christ, His Church, His Word, and His Mission, for His Glory.”
The 2014 Proposed Budget is divided into two parts. The first section (Realizing the Vision) provides mission-specific funding. The other section (Supporting the Vision) provides the additional resources (staff, facilities, equipment and supplies, etc.) that are essential to pursuing our vision.
The 2014 Proposed Budget includes several new allocations:
- 1% increase in our Cooperative Program giving, bringing it to 7% of our undesignated income.
- New church start support for a new work in the Pacific Northwest.
- Financial support for a complete staff for the first time in many years, including cost of living raises of 1-2%.
- Large increases for health and property/casualty insurance.
Despite these increases, the 2014 Proposed Budget is only $2,997,897, an increase of $20,577 (6/10 of 1%) over the 2013 budget.
Representatives of the Staff and Missions, Personnel, and Stewardship Committees will be available in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 1, 4:00-6:00 PM, to receive any questions or suggestions you may have regarding the Proposed Budget. You may also contact me at your convenience at 405-341-0253.
Please pray with us for the Lord’s continuing leadership as we seek His budget for our church in 2014.
Yours in His Service,
Associate Pastor: Administration