Several weeks ago I shared a post about Getting Unstuck. Working with the Unstuck Group, we completed a Health Assessment by providing data such as attendance, giving, numbers of people volunteering, and so on. Then at the end of April an Unstuck Group staff member visited to gather additional information through a “secret shopper” evaluation, several one-on-one conversations with volunteers and staff, and a couple of facilitated large group discussions.
All of that information has been distilled down into a report – one of many along the way as we work through the process. It’s our desire to share with the congregation along the way in order to keep our pace together as we go. Below is a link to a pdf containing the report. Reviewing the report may generate some questions so feel free to ask me, another staff member or an elder to help keep us all moving in the same direction.
In a nut shell, the Unstuck Group wants us to understand that there are great things happening at Richwoods and that this process will move us from “good to great.”
On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2016 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.
Our budgets are set on a calendar year, submitted by staff and approved by the Elders of Richwoods. Our ability to meet the needs of the people, provide programs, offer ministry opportunities, and so on, are all contingent on the faithful and generous giving of the people who call Richwoods their church home. As a church we do not take annual pledges to set a budget but we work off of our historical giving and attendance patterns to project a conservative budget.
If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email. You can also leave a comment below.