Quarterly Financial Update: February, 2017
Thank you for being a vital and vibrant part of Foothills Church! As pastoral staff and elders, we count it a real joy and privilege to serve the church family, and it is your faithful prayers, service, and generosity that makes our ongoing ministry to one another possible - to the praise of His glory!
As a church family member, we want to regularly keep you up-to-date on our financial situation. Along with posting our “Year-to-Date Giving” each week in the Sunday morning bulletin, we want to also give you a Quarterly Update to better inform you as to where we are with our annual budget. For several months now there has seen a steady decline in our giving, while the needs of the regular activities and special events of all our ministries remain great. Our children’s and youth ministries, MUMS, missions, local outreach, Life Groups, Bible studies, worship services, etc. remain vibrant and dynamic, with lives continuing to be transformed in Christ! Praise the Lord!
Even though we revised and reduced our budget in December, we are presently $52,433. short of our 2016-17 Budget. With our fiscal year ending June 30, what’s presently keeping us afloat? While giving is only at 92% of our current needed budget, we’ve kept our expenses at 75%. The reason is simply that we have not yet added to the staff our new Youth Pastor (who starts March 1) and our Children’s Ministry Director (who we’re still waiting on the Lord for). Also, we have not yet increased our desired funding toward our goals with missions, local outreach (E.G. VBS), communication, worship, etc. As you may know, our church is financially supported completely and solely by the faithful and generous tithes and offerings of those of you who call Foothills home.
What can you do? Whether you give a little or much to Foothills Church, we’re asking if you might prayerfully consider going beyond and taking it a step further in your sacrificial giving. Our need is great, but our God is greater! Thank you again for your ongoing support to the Lord’s ministry here at Foothills! Our highest priority is always to God’s mission and ministry in our church by furthering His kingdom here in this corner of His world. Let’s commit to pray together, give as He leads, and stretch our faith in His provision!
As church leaders, we always strive to be good stewards of all your gifts to our Lord and His mission through our church family. God is doing great things here at Foothills in changing the hearts and lives of so many, and you are a vital part of that! We praise God for the privilege of serving Him!
Thank you again, for being a faithful and ongoing part in the support of this ministry!
In His Service,
The Elder Board