|Here’s What’s Happening at Heritage!|
Join us this Sunday at
9 and 10:30 am for our BYOB sermon series. Don’t forget to bring your own Bible to church.
May 6 Chapter 5
“The Letter Chapter 5, Freedom, as a Verb”
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Over the next few months we will be sharing with you: the what, the why and the where of your giving dollar.
Our first topic is Mission Share. Many of you have asked: What is Mission Share? How is it determined? Where does the money go?
Every local church is asked to contribute to the Mission of the Church just as we individualy are asked to tithe to Heritage. Here is how the conference determines where the our Mission Share goes:
Where it Goes …
The new Great Plains Conference Funding Plan is broken into five sections to accommodate our missional priorities and to start fresh with the setting of accounts and the adoption of best administrative processes and practices. In addition to these five main sections, there is a small fund for missional opportunities included in the budget that will allow us the flexibility to address emerging needs at the time they arise.
Episcopal Office — This section accounts for the expenses of episcopacy committee functions and the episcopal residence. Expenses for cabinet and district personnel and operations also is found in this section.
Clergy Excellence — This section accounts for the personnel, program and operational expenses for Clergy Excellence and includes the Board of Ordained Ministry, Transition into Ministry, Administrative Review and Investigation for Diaconal Ministry.
Congregational Excellence — The core of our work with congregations is accounted for in this section. It includes lay leadership development, campus, camp and youth ministries, our work with under-served populations and new church starts. Office, personnel and program expenses also are included.
Mercy and Justice — Personnel and operational expenses for this section enable the conference to attend to acts mercy through Volunteers in Mission and disaster recovery as well as boldly step out on systemic justice issues and local ethnic concerns.
Administrative Services — Personnel, program and operational costs for information technology, communications, the accounting offices, pension and health benefits and annual conference session expenses reside in this section of the Funding Plan.
Thanks to your faithful stewardship we are able to support the ministries of Heritage United Methodist Church.