Our narrative budget presented at the 10 14-18 forum
Our Narrative Budget
GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH OCTOBER 14, 2018
Why do we need a narrative budget again this year?
Why? Because while our vision remains the same, other things do change.
We have learned how to better serve our members.
We are instituting a new organizational structure.
We are planning for our 90th year celebration.
Our vision remains the same, but how we execute it is changing, and that is the story this
We’ve divided our spending and time into 6 areas of work*:
*Allocations are approximate and made in good faith.
2017 955,791$ -1%
Preparing for and Conducting Worship
• Three or more worship services each week
• Prayer vigils
• Special seasonal services and liturgies throughout the
year such as Holy Week, Vespers and more
• Baptism, funerals, weddings
• Community interaction, guest speakers
Educating Our Children, Youth and Adults
2 year Confirmation education
Vacation Bible School Even more programs…
• Our Whole Lives (OWL)
• Communion education for 4th
• Middle School Group
• 30 hour fast
Bible intro -
Caring For Our Church Family
There are many ways and many people throughout our church that share the joys of caring for our church family.
• This area is much more time and volunteer intensive than budget intensive
Reaching Out to Serve Our Community
2013 to 2017
GCCC gave The INN
over TWO TONS of
fresh grown produce!!