ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING
Our annual budget meeting is the opportunity for members to approve the general operating budget for the next fiscal year. The overall budget will not increase from the last fiscal year. Thank you for your generous giving! This year’s meeting will be held on Sunday, June 13th immediately following the 11:00am service. At this time, you will receive an email and text link, either of which you can use to access your ballot. Votes will be counted and results will be distributed Monday, June 14th via email and right here on our Membership page.
Our Elders will be available for questions before and after service at our Connect tables Sunday, May 30th and Sunday, June 6th to answer any questions you may have. They are also always available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20/21 APPROVED BUDGET
21/22 PROPOSED BUDGET
Each year our staff teams evalute how money is being spent and changes are made accordingly. We will continue to align resources to best fit the ministry needs of the current season. Our mission has not changed but models will adjust to best meet the needs of our church.
For the past few years we have budgeted money for campus upgrades. We recently had distributions from the estates of deceased members given to us. This generosity allows us to do some campus upgrades outside of the operating budget.
It is our desire to be prepared as best we can for the future. Your generous giving allows us to set some money aside each month for unforeseen expenses.
The ministry teams are planning to not attend off campus conferences this year. Covid has forced most conferences to be put on pause. As training conferences come back, we will evaluate getting the ministry teams to the appropriate trainings.
We can’t wait to meet you. Welcome home!
An important aspect of a strong family is commitment: loving and supporting each other, working together, and identifying with family values and beliefs. Belonging to a church family is very similar and involves membership. Membership is also a commitment, expressing an individual’s identification, participation and partnership with a local church. The church is much more than an organization; it is a family in the best sense of the word.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
If you’re interested in becoming a member of Grace Bible Church, we would love to meet you. The membership process has three simple steps and generally doesn’t take long.
1. Attend a membership class. The class occurs quarterly, usually on Sunday during or after the second service. We’ll talk through what we believe at Grace Bible Church (including our Statement of Faith); our church structure, Bylaws and leadership; and what it means to be a member of our community. We cover next steps and answer questions, too.
2. Complete and submit a membership application. The application is a single page with a few basic questions about your personal faith. It serves as a friendly introduction.
3. Interview with one of our elders. The interview is a helpful touchpoint that lets us meet personally, follow up on your application, and answer any questions you might have.
After the interview, based on the elder’s recommendation, our Board of Elders will vote on your membership. Upon acceptance, we’ll make every effort to welcome you into the community at a subsequent worship service. From there, you can explore opportunities to get involved or simply enjoy being a new member in the congregation.
We are excited to have you here and look forward to continuing this mission of learning to live and love like Jesus together.