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Funding our Future workshop slides

  1. 1. Funding our Future<br />Workshop Sessions<br />“Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ”<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Feedback<br />Update on Vision 2010<br />Our Financial situation<br />Theological Background<br />The Planned Giving scheme<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  3. 3. Feedback from Question Sheets<br />Widen our congregation and reach out into the community (41)<br />Increase planned giving (34)<br />Make the most of our resources (31)<br />Build relationships with young people in our community (29)<br />Manage our parish finances (17)<br />Personal comments (15)<br />Services and prayer (7)<br />Workshops and activities (5)<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  4. 4. Vision 2010<br />Fernhurst sold for £381,000<br />All Saints<br />Planning permission granted, faculty still awaited<br />Work due to start early June<br />Cost £400,000 approx<br />Ss Philip & James<br />Planning permission granted<br />Detailed plans being drawn up prior to tender process<br />Estimated cost £170,000<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  5. 5. Our Cash position at end of 2010<br />2010<br />Deficit<br />P&J<br />Legacy<br />Fund<br />FPCC<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  6. 6. Our Cash position at end of 2011<br />2011<br />Deficit<br />2010<br />Deficit<br />P&J<br />FPCC<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
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  8. 8. "Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  9. 9. "Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />Planned Giving 2010 (before Gift Aid)<br />
  10. 10. Scripture shows that God’s giving is characterised by extravagance, both for communities and for individuals. <br />In Isaiah 25, the Lord of Hosts is pictured inviting the peoples of the known world to a great feast. <br />And in the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke14.12-24) God invites everybody to the feast.<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />Theological Background<br />
  11. 11. Jesus’ parables and, indeed, his own actions involve celebrations, meals, parties and a sharing of food, financial resources and time, especially with those who might least expect to be included:<br /><ul><li> the Wedding at Cana in Galilee (John 2.1–11)
  12. 12. the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10.25–37) </li></ul>It is striking that the writers of the Gospels record Jesus reserving his sternest warnings for those who see the need of others and refuse to respond; (e.g. The parable of the sheep and goats, Mt 25.31-46)<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  13. 13. The challenge for the individual disciple of Jesus is to be prepared to do whatever is needed to align him or herself with ways of living and giving that release rather than obstruct the flow of God’s generosity. <br />Giving resources, ministry and growth (e.g. The widow’s offering, Mk 12.41-44)<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  14. 14. There is no shortage of biblical material on giving. Jesus talked about it frequently, and over one-third of his parables relate to these topics. <br />Generous giving should be:<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  15. 15. a priority – assessed in relation to all of our income, and not simply the spare change after all other needs have been satisfied (e.g. Deut 26.2–3, 1 Cor 16.2, 2 Cor 8.5).<br />prayerful – an act of worship and thanksgiving (e.g. 1 Chron 29.10–14).<br />planned – but not prescriptive, and allowing spontaneous generosity (e.g. 2 Cor 9.7).<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  16. 16. proportionate – a realistic proportion of our income (e.g. 1 Cor 16.2, 2 Cor 8.11–13).<br />given in community – both for the needs of others, and given with others for a common purpose (e.g. Acts 2.42–47, 2 Cor 8.13,14). The act of giving shifts our focus from individual wants to a communal need, demonstrating solidarity with the poor and a commitment to working together in mission.<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  17. 17. sacrificial – in that there is a cost to our giving. As a result, we will have less to spend on ourselves, and our lifestyles will reflect this. Those who have more to give will give more (e.g. Luke 21.1–4, 2 Cor 8.2–4).<br />cheerfully and joyfully given – whether giving of money, time or hospitality, we give with grace from the heart, as an offering to God (e.g. 2 Cor 9.7,8).<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  18. 18. The scope of Christian giving does not just encompass financial giving but our use of money, time, talents and possessions God has entrusted to us. <br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  19. 19. Planned Giving<br />The PCC has to plan for expenditure and therefore needs some certainty of income<br />Planned Givers commit to future giving<br />Ideally by monthly standing order (but other intervals possible if circumstances dictate)<br />Envelope scheme also still available<br />Gift Aid adds 28p in the £ for UK taxpayers<br />Simple one page form, also on Parish website<br />Amount given can be changed at any time<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  20. 20. How much?<br />Completely a personal decision – the amount you give will only be known to our Planned Giving Recorder and Administrator<br />Consider your responsibility for our ministry in Fleet and the future of our Parish<br />Assess your giving to the Church in relation to your other expenditure<br />National Church guidance is 5% of after tax income<br />Personal discussion available from members of the Stewardship group on request<br />Whatever you decide – give with joy...<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
  21. 21. Gracious God, giver of all we have and hold as stewards. We are thankful for all that you have given us in this parish.<br />We come before you realizing that in order to minister to all your people in our care we will need more money. <br />Help us to be open to your guidance as we handle what you have given us. <br />Help us to remember that you supply our needs and not our wants. <br />Help us to come to an understanding of what you are calling us to do and enable us to give generously. <br />Amen.<br />"Welcoming all in our community into the love of Christ"<br />
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