Whole Life in the Mission FLGA 2005
Mentor Teams If Needed… • Meet with Congregation(s) 3 times ea. year • Report updates to FLGA, Jan/Sept
Meeting One • Why we should do a stewardship program? • How it can be done? • Whatmaterials will be used? • When will we do this? • Who will be involved?
Meeting Two • Implementation of materials, stewardship program. • Evaluate progress • Recommend changes • Report sent to FLGA in Grant Application • Can be done by phone….
Meeting Three • Evaluate current year end stewardship program. • Recommended changes for next year. • Develop Stewardship plan for Year 2 • Select Material for Year 2
General Goals • Spiritual Gifts Used • Increase in Worship & S.S. Small Groups by …% • Increase in offerings by % • Dedicated to Outreach • Leadership/Teams increased • Support other work being done in FLGA • Capital Campaign tied to future ministry plans • 5 Year Plan to be self supporting
Stewardship Resources • God’s Trustees • Stewardship Banquet • Step Up • Pony Express • Cottage Meetings • Consecration Sunday • LCMS Stewardship manual
20/40 Rule • A general healthy practice is to have financial support spread out over the entire membership. • What percentage of the budget do the top 20% of your families provide in their gifts? • Does this exceed 40%? How dependant is your future ministry based on the few?
How Much Budget… • See demographics “Household by Income” • Take the Median or Average Income per Household $ amount x 2-3% x the number of families in the congregation. This will give a generic idea for how much budget the congregation can afford. • For illustration purposes take the above info and multiply x 5%, 7%, and 10%.
How Much Land & Building • LCEF exists to assist congregations in the purchase of land and building programs. The congregation will however have to provide information stating how they will repay the loan. • $½ million will cost around $2700 per month
Capital CampaignHow much can we expect… • See demographics under Households by Income. • Take the average or median income x 5% x the number of families which will pledge over 3-5 years. This will give you a reasonable idea of what you can expect to raise.
Excel Budget • Budget by areas • Membership giving by attendee or family • Loan Calculator • Five Year Tracking Projection
Ministry Map • Describe how a person moves from visitor to membership. • Draw a flow chart listing step by step how people are directed through this process and what happens after they become members. • How are they involved in ministry? How are they equipped, trained?