2020 Finances: Budgeting to Build #3CFriendships
At LifeChurch Auburn Hills, we believe that building a multicultural community that is being transformed by the grace, truth, and love of Jesus begins by forming 3C Friendships. These friendships are marked by 3 distinct values: committed, cross-cultural, and Christ-centered. When people have relationships with these values, we believe they are living out the way Jesus calls us to live, building lifelong connections across cultures that reflect God’s heart of love, kindness, mercy, and justice. These are the kind of values that transform potential enemies who don’t share life together into true friends who can call on each other at all times. And, as is the case with Ministry Director Marcia Partin, it’s these friendships that inspire radical action, like stepping away from a job to devote one’s life to this pursuit of helping more people experience the love of Jesus.
At LifeChurch Auburn Hills, we budget for 9 key areas.
In 2019, our dream was to build the structure to support outreach, weekly services, and our initial connections.
This chart reflects our 2019 expenditures, with the biggest chunks allocated toward Personnel, Worship Design, and Launch Expenses, which was a one-year budget line for costs associated with starting up a church (initial signage, audio equipment, lighting, children and student ministry supplies, road cases, trailers, etc.)
Thanks to the incredible support of our Launch Team, Supporters, and Friends, we have been able to meet almost all of these expenses while getting off to a strong start with weekly Sunday attendance around 135 for our first year. This is a very solid foundation for a new church plant in our denomination.
In 2020, it's our dream to build #3CFriendships.
In 2020, we desire to grow 3C Friendships, which as mentioned above, are committed, cross-cultural, Christ-centered relationships. We believe if we build more of these friendships, our church will grow in both deeply while increasing in number.
To accomplish this, our proposed 2020 budget increases the areas of personnel, outreach, connections, and small groups significantly to do three things:
- Meet more people who desire these relationships (outreach)
- Properly staff our church with leadership to aid in building these friendships (personnel)
- Fund the infrastructure to help these relationships grow (connections and small groups)
Help us build the future that God has called us to build.
In 2020, we are hoping to increase our overall giving by just over 50%, from $202,000 to $315,000. While we can operate with less, we believe we can operate the best with the new total amount, broken down in the charts to reflect income sources.
2020 Desired Giving
How you can help be a part of our dream in 2020.
Help us by making a pledge for 2019 and 2020.
You can help us budget for our goals by filling out this form with your pledge.
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LifeChurch Auburn Hills
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LifeChurch Auburn Hills
P.O. Box 211018
Auburn Hills, MI 48321