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  1. To be a Spirit-filled and life-giving place where strangers become friends and friends become disciples. A Vision for Mission & Ministryfor the Parish of Tyendinaga 2010

  2. Principles of Visioning for Mission & Ministry • It calls us to take a new attitude about our approaches that recognises the following stewardship principles: • We recognise that all we have or hope to have is ours in trust only • We are called to manage faithfully the resources entrusted to us in ways that advance God’s Kingdom of love and justice

  3. Principles, continued • It calls us to take a new attitude about our approaches that recognises the following stewardship principles: • We are called to nurture faithfully all of our God-given gifts; gifts which we are to share in ways that show the presence of Christ to those around us • We are called to grow spiritually as disciples of Christ by seeking opportunities to be a big part of the family of God locally and globally through prayer, participation, service, and gifts of money

  4. What does it mean for us to have a Vision for Mission & Ministry? • It means that we can look at our finances in a new way so that we can fulfil the mission: To use the gifts God has given usto do the work God has called us to do

  5. How do we do this? • Prayerfully create a vision and plan carefully to do what God is calling us to do as individuals and as a community • Participate regularly in the life of our parish through worship, study, service, and fellowship

  6. How do we do this? • Commit a specific percentage of our income for the current and future work of the Church in our congregations, the parish, the Diocese, and around the world • Be imaginative and wise in the use of resources we are given by others

  7. What does it look like? • A Vision for Mission & Ministry does not look like traditional “line-item” budgets. • It breaks down costs into categories rather than items. For example, the Rector’s stipend is divided up according to the time spent over the course of the year attending to each ministry category and the appropriate portion is placed in each category.

  8. What does it look like? In 2009, our ministry costs will be proportioned according to these percentages:

  9. In “Real numbers”: • Outreach $ 31,270 • Music and Worship $ 39,979 • Evangelism $ 5,380 • Christian Education $ 9,890 • Pastoral Care $ 16,539 • Parish Life $ 17,139 TOTAL $120,197

  10. The 6 Categories • A Vision for Mission & Ministry has 6 categories, as we saw in the last two slides • These are our core ministries, that all our money goes towards supporting in some way or another • The amount of money diverted into each of the six categories shows us how much we value them

  11. So where are our values?

  12. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • Single largest expenditure for outreach is Common Mission & Ministry, which is sent to the Diocese ($23,352 in 2009) • Maintains the Diocesan Office and the ministry of the Bishop and the Diocesan Staff • Helps fund diocesan ministry initiatives, such as Camp Hyanto • A portion of the Diocesan apportionment is sent to the General Synod to maintain the ministry and work of the National Church

  13. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 Common Mission and Ministry

  14. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • As part of our ministry to the community, the Queen Anne Parish Centre is used by various groups and organisations whose rental fees/donations do not cover the full expense of their use • AA • Quilting Group • Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies

  15. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • As a parish we have budgeted approximately 10% of the freewill offering ($8000) to direct outreach. In 2009, some of the things we helped fund were: • The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund • Tyendinaga and Deseronto Food Banks • Rector’s Discretionary Fund • Council of the North • Operation Christmas Child • Salvation Army (Belleville & Napanee) • Town of Deseronto Summer Youth programming • Tyendinaga Angel Tree Program • Club Amick Book Club for Aboriginal Youth

  16. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • Here’s what people say about our ministry of outreach: • Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Food Bank“Dear Friends,Thank you very much for your continued support of Tyendinaga Food Bank. As a congregation, you have been very generous with your donations of food for those who are in true need in our community. Marilyn Maracle is a tireless worker for the Food Bank and she makes sure your food donations arrive at the Bank to stock the shelves. Together we can make a difference. Thanks for caring.” --Jean Green, Tyendinaga Food Bank

  17. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • Here’s what people say about our ministry of outreach: • Deseronto Helping Hands Food Bank“Thank you so much for your generous donation of $300.00 [note: this was one of several throughout the year] to our food bank. The number of families needing our help has risen, as has the cost of food. The good news is: the donations are phenomenal!” --Gail McGlade

  18. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 Donation to rebuild the Haudenosaunee Longhouse:“When I heard that the church people gave us a thousand dollars to rebuild our longhouse, I just sat down and wept in thanks to the Creator. Not long ago, this never would have happened. Thank you so much.”--A caller who wished to remain anonymous

  19. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • Here’s what people say about our ministry of outreach: • Council of the North“Thanks be to God for the ongoing support of Anglicans across Canada. Thank you for your prayers, your support of this ministry, and your generosity.” • “We who are many, are one in Christ and individually members of one another” (Romans 12:5). -The Rt Rev’d David Ashdown, Chair

  20. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach “In as much as you do for the least of these – you do it for me.” Matthew 25:40 • Here’s what people say about our ministry of outreach: • Tyendinaga Angel Tree Program“Our Angel Tree program has been providing a service to the children on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for several years. The success of this program is owed to community organizations and members such as YOURSELF. With your giving, 68 children have been provided with warm winter clothing for the cold season which is upon us along with toys from Santa.” -Tina Brant, Coordinator

  21. Sharing our Gifts: In Outreach To ensure that this vital ministry continues this year, we need your faithful and generous support. The cost of this ministry is $31,270 (26%)

  22. Sharing our Gifts: In Music & Worship “Come let us sing unto the Lord and with our hearts rejoice in our salvation.” Psalm 95:1 • Two Sunday services most weeks • Third Sunday combined service every month • Rich selection of music to accompany Scripture and prayer • Common Praise and Hymns for the Family of God hymn books plus praise songs • Mohawk hymns many Sundaysat Christ Church • Anthems and other special music • A gifted director of music

  23. Sharing our Gifts: In Music & Worship “Come let us sing unto the Lord and with our hearts rejoice in our salvation.” Psalm 95:1 • Provision of Pastoral Offices to parishioners and other community members (Baptism, Marriage, Visitation of the Sick, Funeral) • Eucharistic worshipcalls us deeper intothe Communion ofSaints • Special liturgies • Lent and Holy Week • Mohawk Landing

  24. Sharing our Gifts: In Music & Worship To ensure that this vital ministry continues this year, we need your faithful and generous support. The cost of this ministry is $39,989 (33%)

  25. Sharing our Gifts: In Evangelism “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 25:19 • This is the smallest category of spending in the parish, at 5% of the total budget. Evangelism doesn’t have to cost a lot so this isn’t necessarily a reflection of our evangelistic efforts • Judging from the make-up of our congregations, though, we might be led to ask: “Are we fulfilling the Gospel command to make disciples?”

  26. Sharing our Gifts: In Evangelism “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 25:19 • Some of the things we did as a parish to evangelise in 2009 include: • “Back to Church Sunday” in October • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper • Presence at community events, e.g. the Pow Wow • Increase information published in Deseronto and Tyendinaga newsletters • Every time one of us talks to somebody about our faith in Jesus, we’re evangelising. Don’t waste your opportunities!

  27. Sharing our Gifts: In Evangelism To ensure that this vital ministry continues this year, we need your faithful and generous support. The cost of this ministry is $5,380 (5%)

  28. Sharing our Gifts: In Christian Education “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship.” Acts 2:42 • We have several opportunities for study throughout the year, including: • Lenten Study – Gospel of Mark • Summer Study – The Shack • Advent Study – Infancy Narratives • Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the ROM

  29. Sharing our Gifts: In Christian Education To ensure that this vital ministry continues this year, we need your faithful and generous support. The cost of this ministry is $9,890 (8%)

  30. Sharing our Gifts: In Pastoral Care “Come let us sing unto the Lord and with our hearts rejoice in our salvation.” Psalm 95:1 • Monthly Eucharist at Parkview Apartments in Deseronto • Home-bound, sick and dying members of the parish receive visits, a comfortable presence, and a connection to the wider parish • The Rector is always available for parishioners working through times of crisis, uncertainty, or discernment • Some parishioners visit others and offer prayers and a Christian presence • Parish Visitors deliver By The Way 4x a year

  31. Sharing our Gifts: In Pastoral Care To ensure that this vital ministry continues this year, we need your faithful and generous support. The cost of this ministry is $16,539 (14%)

  32. Sharing our Gifts: In Parish Life “Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 • Weekly fellowship/coffee hour after church • Special events • Parish Picnic • Third Sundays • Rector’s Levée • Anniversary celebrations • Concerts, Variety Shows, Fundraisers • Fun Night once a month

  33. Sharing our Gifts: In Parish Life “Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 • Parish Council and committee meetings • Communications to parishioners • Weekly bulletin • By The Way, the parish newsletter • Website

  34. Sharing our Gifts: In Parish Life To ensure that this vital ministry continues this year, we need your faithful and generous support. The cost of this ministry is $ 17,139 (14%)

  35. Sharing our Gifts: Costs of Doing Ministry Once again, the costs for ministry in 2010: • Outreach $ 31,270 • Music and Worship $ 39,979 • Evangelism $ 5,380 • Christian Education $ 9,890 • Pastoral Care $ 16,539 • Parish Life $ 17,139 TOTAL $120,197

  36. Sharing our Gifts: What It Will Cost To put it in terms that we can easily grasp: All Saints’Christ Church Monthly $5,133 $4,883 Weekly $1,185 $1,127 Weekly per person $38 $27 (based on average Sunday attendance)

  37. Sharing our Gifts: Expected Revenue Major sources of income will be: • Offerings/Donations $106,600 • Fundraising $ 5,000 • New England Co Grant $ 10,500 • Other $ 7,000 TOTAL $129,100

  38. The Challenge – Last Year 2008 Givings by Amount (with 2009 required averages per person) CC: $1,248/person/yr (2008 avg $843) AS: $1,768/person/yr (2008 avg $1,051)

  39. The Challenge – This Year 2009 Givings by Amount (with 2010 required averages per person) CC: $1,429/person/yr (2009 avg $878) AS: $1,987/person/yr (2009 avg $1117)

  40. The Challenge “But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16 • Some notes on the previous slide: • The number of identifiable givers (i.e. envelopes) in each church in 2008 was:All Saints’: 37 Christ Church: 42 • The number of regular attenders (i.e. people who attended a majority of Sundays in the year:All Saints’: 39 Christ Church: 46 • The average Sunday attendance (total Sunday attendance over total Sunday services):All Saints’: 31 Christ Church: 41

  41. The Challenge “But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16 • Some notes on the previous slide: • The 2009 figures (givings and average givings) are based on the actual givings by identifiable givers (envelopes). • The 2010 required amount for each week and for each person per year in each church is based on average Sunday attendance not on the number of envelopes (since we, in most cases, must rely on the people who are actually in the pews when planning!) • The numbers for 2010 are not for households, but for adult individuals (e.g. spouses should double the number)

  42. The Response “But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16 • All of us benefit profoundly by our participation in outreach, worship, evangelism, education, pastoral care and parish life • It is important that we realise that all of these ministries are totally dependent on our willingness to share our time, talent, energy, and financial resources • Many of us could sustain a more generous level of giving than we are currently • The level of offering we have can support our present ministries for the time being but increased givings will allow development of our ministries beyond the current level

  43. What can we do? • Seriously consider how much we value our faith and membership in the Church. • Recognise the Parish of Tyendinaga and its ministries as something we need to invest in. The “returns” are everlasting! • Consider carefully our givings to the Church in light of our annual family income (we might consider a tithe—10%—or something more that accurately reflects our gratitude for the work of God and the Church in our life. “For where your treasure us, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:34

  44. The Last Words • From Archbishop Michael Peers: “I have come to understand stewardship as at the heart of the Christian Gospel. It is not a program for raising money; stewardship is the organising of our lives and possessions in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is a way of living that flows from our faith in God and encompasses all we have and do, even the way we see the world and other people around us.”

  45. The Last Words • From Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians: “The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.

  46. The Last Words As it is written,‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;   his righteousness endures for ever.’ He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.

  47. The Last Words Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” --2 Corinthians 9:6-15

  48. Let us pray: O merciful creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Prayers for Pastor and People, Carl G. Carlozzi