One of my favorite Bible studies is Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God. It teaches us to see where God is at work and to join Him there. An easy way to see where God is working in our church is to look at the church budget and how the money is used. How much goes to missions, both local and global? Our budget is 12%. How much goes to the different ministries i.e., children, student, senior adult, music? We give 13%.

Ask yourself, how can I better give and support the missions and ministries of our church?

With the end of our fiscal year fast approaching, the Finance Committee has been hard at work preparing a budget for the new fiscal year. There will be some additions this year such as Operation Christmas Child and #LoveLawton. Because of the addition of some new mission and ministry opportunities, other areas have had to be adjusted.

The Budget and Finance Committee has been in prayer over the budget, and we would covet your prayers also as we try to finalize the budget. All church members are invited to attend the Questions and Answers sessions on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:15 pm and Sunday, March 25 at 4:30 pm. These meetings, which will be held in the church parlor, are the perfect opportunity for you to look over the new year’s budget and ask questions of the committee members. The budget will be voted on during the annual business meeting on March 25.

Kevin Phillips
Vice Chair Finance Committee 

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