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Following Jesus Christ!. Christus Victor Lutheran Church 2006 Annual Meeting. January 21, 2007. Following Jesus Christ!. Agenda. Accomplishments from 2006 and Goals for 2007 2007 Budget Approval Voting to establish a Call Committee Thank you to out-going council members - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Following Jesus Christ!

  • Christus Victor Lutheran Church2006 Annual MeetingJanuary 21, 2007Following Jesus Christ!

  • AgendaAccomplishments from 2006 and Goals for 20072007 Budget ApprovalVoting to establish a Call CommitteeThank you to out-going council membersElection of new council membersVote on bylaw changes to add the "Adult Education and Discipleship CommitteeCommittee Reports (Time permitting)Adjourn with the Lords Prayer

  • CV AccomplishmentsExpansion of Ministries InternalExternalImprovements to facilities Music Room, FurnacesStaff Additions Dawn, Liz, and MeganLay Leadership Children and Family Ministries especially!

  • CV GoalsDiscipleship = becoming Christ-centered people ConnectionsLearning/EducationServiceEvangelismStaff Associate PastorLay Leadership equipping & supportingFacilities continued improvements

  • 2006 Review

    Even though non-pledged and other income was more than the budgeted amount, the pledged income was less. Therefore, our total income was less than what was budgeted.Our expenses were under budget because of lower than expected utility bills, an unfilled Director of Christian Education position, and the committees doing a great job of staying within their budgets.

  • Ending Cash Balance for 2006

    $75,000 of total cash available

    $50,000 of Designated Funds $25,000 Capital Fund$15,000 Emergency Repairs$10,000 Cash Reserve$25,000 of Non-designated Funds

  • Additional 2006 Benevolence

    Net income for 2006 was $25,017Council approved an additional 10% gift ($2,500) for Benevolence $1,250 to Community Action Council$1,250 to the Iringa Task Force to alleviate hunger in the Iringa Region of Tanzania

  • 2007 Budget OverviewWe had a successful stewardship campaign with a 6.5% increase in pledgesBudgeted 2007 Expenses include:Hiring a full-time Associate Pastor by OctoberIncreased benefit expense for staffIncreased Benevolence due to higher pledgesIncreasing our Education and Outreach programs

  • 2007 Budget Detail - Income6.5% increase in pledges

    5% increase in total income

  • 2007 Budget Detail - Expense9.7 % increase over the 2006 Budget

  • 2007 Budget versus 2008 Projection($000s)




    Pledged Offering$443$491$48

    Other Offering41443

    Total Offering$484$535$5111%

    Mutual Ministry$293$337$44


    Other Expenses1011076

    Total Expenses$482$535$5311%

    Net Income$20.0$(2)

  • Associate Pastor AdditionMost material effect on the 2008 Projections.2007 financial results will be monitored continually.Go or No Go will be determined based on financial results.If No Go other options will be pursued as outlined in December 12 meeting.

  • Current StaffFull TimePastor KentDeanna LukeCorey BetchwarsPart-TimePastor George (15 hr)Anne NyquistMusicians (4)Cassie, Sue, Julie, LizNancy ErlerDawn YoungnerNursery (2)Trish, MeganBrad Lund

  • Staffing UpdateWhere are we?CV has an unfilled time positionChildren and Family MinistryThe search has proven difficult, with few qualified candidates and a lot of competition from other area churchesVolunteers have filled the gap, many committing a lot of time with the understanding that its temporaryPastor Kent is overextended in supporting our ministriesOur current staffing cannot support growth in our ministries

  • Staffing UpdateWhere are we going?We have opportunities to expand our ministriesAdult Education and Discipleship CommitteeMens, Womens and Youth Bible studiesSpecial classes and retreatsWorship (3rd service needed for growth)Increasing need for formal and informal pastoral careCounseling and visitsWeddings, Baptisms, funeralsWork that requires an ordained minister

  • Staffing UpdateWhere are we going?

    Our congregation is growing20% membership growth from 1999 to 2005 (783-985)16% worship attendance growth from 1999 to 2005 (279-334)Growth has slowed over the last 12 monthsPastoral Need: Estimate 1 Pastor per 250 WorshipersCV averages 310 320 per Sunday hoping to grow to 400CV Associate Pastor 50% Pastoral Duties, 50% Children and Family Ministry

  • Staffing UpdateWhat do we need to get there?Redefine the Children & Family Ministry position to call a full-time Associate PastorRoles and Responsibilities:Children and Family MinistriesAdult Education and DiscipleshipPastoral duties:Individual care visits, counselingPreaching/Worship LeadershipSacrament Ministry Baptisms and Communion

  • Call CommitteePastor Kent has received a list of individuals who volunteered to be part of a Call Committee for Associate PastorThe Church Council will start with that list to establish and fill the Call CommitteeVote on the establishment of a Call Committee

  • Church CouncilThank youPaul Fischer, presidentClaudia Glinski, secretary

  • Church CouncilTom McDonald (renewing)Steve Nierengarten (renewing)Lois StarkBob Matthys

  • Proposed Bylaw Addition4.J. Adult Education and Discipleship Committee This committee shall be responsible for planning and providing adult education and discipleship programs, classes, forums, speakers, and small groups to help and encourage the adult members of Christus Victor to grow in their faith, knowledge, and love of God through Jesus Christ.

  • Social Ministries2006 AccomplishmentsInitiated new service project Kash for KatrinaIncreased participation of congregationSpecial Olympics, Thanksgiving Baskets, Midwife kits, etc.Increased support of LSS with the Refugee Resettlement program

  • Social Ministries2007 GoalsIncrease support of Christus Victor in MSIncreased communication of service projects through the websiteIncrease congregational support and participation in on-going service opportunities

  • Finance Committee2006 Accomplishments1. Reconstituted the Finance Committee2. Changed Banks3. Drafted the Christus Victor Investment Policy4. Made progress going from Cash Basis to Accrual Basis Accounting

  • Finance Committee2007 GoalsUpdate & rewrite the Policies and Procedures for consistent handling of money at Christus Victor2. Prepare for a third party Review/Audit 3. Change our reporting system for Balance Sheet clarity4. Continue to collaborate with Spirit Bound and their financial procedures

  • Youth & Family Committee2006 Accomplishments1. Successful Graduation Faith Stepping Stone2. Recruiting New SWAT Team Members3. Having a more balanced Middle School Ministry with BOPS, VBS & Surviving Adolescence Faith Stepping Stone4. Youth Registration Packets5. 1st Mission Trip to Gulf Coast

  • Youth & Family Committee2007 Goals1. 2nd Mission Trip to Gulf Coast2. Encouraging youth to give money to a specific goal, like $300 to sponsor a student in Tanzania for a year3. Have more youth join our committee

  • Worship & MusicAccomplishments for 2006Established new liturgy (With One Voice) for worship.Added new part-time accompanist for traditional worship services, Liz Schuur.Made the fellowship hall piano more accessible and useful.Remodeled the Music room.Made storage space for worship materials more efficient.

  • Worship & MusicGoals for 2007Add instrumental accompaniment for liturgy.Improvement of screen team computer and programs.Train more people on the sound board.Reorganize and clean the sacristy.Decorate outside of church with even more Christmas lights next Christmas

  • Spirit BoundSpirit Bound is an intergenerational musical outreach ministry which presents the gospel message in churches and public places throughout the U.S. and Canada. For example, this past year we performed in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C., where we were well received. We even saw the President.Goals:1. to help people understand what it means to be a Christian.2. to provide opportunities for people at CV to know God and one another more fully.3. to share our lives and our faith and get to know the lives of other people in different congregations.

  • Spirit BoundAs far as what we give to the congregation, we provide inspirational worship, a place where kids and adults can hang out comfortably, and we donate funds to help in areas where the church is in need (particularly in the area of music, since we are a musical group). This year we included new electronic drums for use throughout the year in the sanctuary, $2,000 to the bus fund, and $1,000 towards the music room renovation.

  • Welcoming Committee2006 AccomplishmentsCookies for Visitors program continues to be strong and we made 28 visitsFour New Member Receptions (11 households with 27 new members)Friendship SundayTwo Alpha Sessions and one A Life Worth Living SessionStreamlined the yellow pages ads

  • Welcoming Committee2007 GoalsUpdate/create printed materialsUpdate the Tri-fold CV information for the pew racksCreate new CV Business CardsPartner with other committees for the CV Anniversary CelebrationImprove the process for new membersFurther develop the New Member Sponsor Role and create the potential for increased interaction between the New Members and the SponsorsDevelop a New Member education program

  • Children & Family Ministry2006 AccomplishmentsBegan seasonal field trips for preschool -grade 52. Hired Director of Children & Family Ministry3. Implemented Faith Stepping Stones 1, 4 & 5

  • Children & Family Ministry2007 Goals1.Implement Faith Stepping Stones 2 & 3Purchase organization and safety supplies for nursery and Faith Trek3.Determine roles and responsibilities for associate pastor4.Complete Children & Family Ministry handbook