Love in Action
Our theme for 2020 is What Our World Needs Now is . . . LOVE! We are spending this entire year exploring the Biblical teachings about love. I love it!
Love in Action – This is the theme for our Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020/2021. Think about it — that is exactly what our budget represents! The investment of our financial resources in truly love in action.
Our ministries and our staff are organized through three main divisions: Pastoral Ministries, Spiritual Formation, and Operational Resources. These three divisions house various ministry and missional investments respectively.
Through Pastoral Ministries, you are supporting Pastoral Care, Worship Ministries, Counseling and Enrichment Ministries, Soteria Counseling Center, Living Hope, and our 150th Anniversary Celebration. These ministries touch the lives of thousands of people each year. Your faithfulness in giving makes these ministries possible.
Every single day, someone is cared for through the Pastoral Ministries of our church. You are helping people find hope and healing for their lives. Your financial resources invested through our church enable us to care for all kinds of people with all kinds of needs each and every day. You also are making it possible for us to engage in worship each week as a church family. Your generosity is making it possible for us to lead our people in confession, repentance, thanksgiving, praise, fellowship, and worship. Thank you for your faithfulness. This is truly love in action!
Through Spiritual Formation, our church provides for the spiritual development and maturity of our people. This is also the division of ministry that offers our church the opportunity to engage our community and world through missional endeavors. In this division of ministry, your financial resources are being invested in our work in Preschool, Children, Youth, College, Activities, Young Adults, Median Adults, 55+ Ministry, Cross-Cultural missions, Mission Arlington, Global Missions, Cooperative Missions, and mission work through Strategic Partners.
This is a HUGE part of our work as a church! Your financial resources are supporting a holistic approach to ministry and mission that is transforming the lives of thousands of people each year. It is impossible to measure the impact of this division of ministry in our church. Your financial support makes it possible for us to offer spiritually transformative experiences to people across the metroplex and world. It is amazing! God is using our church to help preschoolers learn about the love of God, to guide college students through the maze of that incredible season of life, to caring for our most seasoned church members, to providing for the poor in our community, and to share the message of Jesus Christ in the unreached parts of the world —– and so many other things!! Thank you for your faithfulness. This is love in action!
Through Operational Resources, we take care of the infrastructure of our church. Here is where you are providing resources for the upkeep and maintenance of our facilities, care for the staff, support for the Business Office, and support for the Hospitality Ministry of our church. So, Business Services, Personnel Services, Technology Services, Print Shop, Communication Ministry, Reception, Insurance, Hospitality, Facilities, and Debt Service — all of these are vital parts of our church’s operation. Your financial contributions make the church hum along every day! You are providing the core support needed for our church to maintain its ministry footprint.
Our ministries depend on the health and well-being of the operational side of our church. Thank you for your financial gifts that ensure these core needs are met each and every day. The Operations Staff serves the ministry and mission of our church through this vital support structure. Again—thank you for your faithfulness! This is love in action!
So —- there you go! Our Budget is not just a set of documents filled with numbers. It is actually a true representation of our church’s investment in ministry and mission. We are putting our money where our mouth is!!
Our Budget is . . . Love in Action!