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2013 Church Plan Annual Meeting

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2013 Church Plan Annual Meeting

  1. 1. Church Plan 2013 Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denver
  2. 2. OUR MISSION To serve the Latvian American community and others, to grow in their relationship with God.
  3. 3. Appro CURRENT CHURCH STATUS  Together with the Cultural Center we own a church building and surrounding lands  We have about $95,000 in the bank, which will allow the church to continue for between three and five years at our current income and expenditure rate  We have no debt  We broke even last year but this year the costs will increase  We have a new energetic young pastor, Helene Godina, who is invested in helping us grow  Since Christmas our regular church attendance has been between 15 and 20 attendees  Currently we do not have a permanent church accompanist
  4. 4. OUR STRENGTH  A new young dynamic and energetic pastor  We understand and practice current and historical Latvian culture  We are the only existing Latvian Church in Colorado  We are ready to change and move forward  A potential demographic of two thousand persons of Latvian descent and their families  A beautiful facility  A highly skilled and educated Latvian community  Many contacts with Latvia
  5. 5. WHAT WE CAN OFFER We weave Latvian cultural elements into our ministry by providing worship, fellowship, outreach and teaching. We (together with Latvian Cultural Center) offer: Bible Study Latvia and English friendly language services Latvian Pastor Latvian Folk Dancing Latvian Music Networking Latvian Folklore Latvian Traditions Latvian Choir
  6. 6. GOALS FOR 2013  Offer spiritual care and guidance  Weekly Sunday Services  Weekly Bible Studies  Offer the people the opportunity to worship God in a Latvian context  Services in a mixed English and Latvian format  Latvian and English hymns in the service  Increase our regular Church attendance  30 attendees in Sunday services on average  Sunday School  Sports  Help for newly arrived Latvians and Latvian Americans
  7. 7. GOALS FOR 2013  Increase our Pastor’s Effectiveness and Efficiency  High speed internet and WiFi  Management  Add 3 new church board members to a total of 9  Rotate church board membership (rotate 3 members yearly)  Improve record keeping  Establish church membership criteria  Improve Church Finances  Break even while meeting growth goals  Increase Fund raising  To promote cooperation and build relationships with the Baltic people in the Denver area
  8. 8. SPECIAL MEETING Spring/Summer 2013 Approval of updated bylaws Approval of expanding the board by 3 Election of 3 new board members Progress report
  9. 9. PROJECTED BUDGET 2012 Projected Budget 2012 English Projected Budget 2012 Latvian 2012 Projected 2012 Actual Revenue Ieņēmumi Collections Kolekte $18,000 $21,071 Other Donations / Post , Memorial Citi ziedojumi/pa pastu, piemiņas $6,000 $7,085 Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $1,300 $1,939 Glennan Heights Donations Glennon Heights Ziedojumi $0 $3,100 Other Income Citi ieņēmumi $50 $312 Total Revenues Ieņēmumi kopā $25,350 $33,506 Expenditure Izdevumi Minister's Salary Mācītāja atlagojums $12,000 $2,377 Lay Pastor Payments Mācītāja aizvietotāju atalgojums $2,600 $4,350 Fed Tax Return 941 Fed Tax Return 941 $3,500 $0 Fed Witholding Tax (Income Tax) Income witholding Tax Return $600 $0 Organist Payments Ērģelnieka atalgojums $2,200 $3,285 Insurance for Pastor + organist Apdrošināšana /Pastor,ērģelnieks/ $450 $475 Property Insurance Īpašuma apdrošināšana $0 $3,132 Administration Expenses Administatīvie izdevumi $2,500 $3,831 Department of Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security $0 $2,148 Latvian Center Maintenance Latviešu centra uzturēšana $3,000 $3,000 Latvian Center Upkeep Latviešu centra kopšana $600 $600 Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $400 $660 Conference Expenses and Travel Konferences, ceļa izdevumi $2,000 $5,672 Repairs to Center Remontu centrs $0 $0 Donations by the Church Baznīcas palīdzība, ziedojumi $3,000 $1,077 Total Expenditures Izdevumi kopā $32,850 $30,607 Balance Bilance ($7,500) $2,899 Bank Account Balance $95,349
  10. 10. PROJECTED BUDGET 2013 Projected Budegt 2013 English Projected Budegt 2013 Latvian Projected 2013 Revenue Ieņēmumi Collections Kolekte $26,000 Other Donations / Post , Memorial Citi ziedojumi/pa pastu, piemiņas $7,000 Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $2,500 Glennan Heights Donations Glennon Heights Ziedojumi $5,200 Other Income Citi ieņēmumi $50 Additional Fundraising $20,000 Total Revenues Ieņēmumi kopā $60,750 Expenditure Izdevumi Minister's Salary Mācītāja atlagojums $24,000 Ministers Health Insurance Church Contribution Mācītāja Veselības apdrošināšana baznīca ieguldījums $2,000 Pastor's Cell Phone Mācītāja mobilais telefons $600 Mileage Reimbursement Nobraukuma atlīdzināšana $1,500 Lay Pastor Payments Mācītāja aizvietotāju atalgojums $1,000 Organist Payments Ērģelnieka atalgojums $5,200 Insurance for Pastor + organist Apdrošināšana /Pastor,ērģelnieks/ $1,800 Property Insurance Īpašuma apdrošināšana $3,150 Administration Expenses Administatīvie izdevumi $6,358 Latvian Center Maintenance Latviešu centra uzturēšana $3,450 Latvian Center Upkeep Latviešu centra kopšana $600 Coffee Table Kafijas Galds $350 Conference Expenses and Travel Konferences, ceļa izdevumi $2,000 Donations by the Church Palīdzība Ziedojumi baznīcas $2,000 Capital Expenses Kapitālajiem Izdevumiem Renovate Pastor Office Renovēt mācītāja biroju $640 IT / Phone IT / Tālrunis $300 Color Laser Printer/Fax/Copier/Scanner Krāsu lāzerprinteris / fakss / Kopētājs / Skeneris $693 New Church Signs Baznīcas jaunās zīmes $1,000 Marketing Mārketings $1,000 Church website and database subscription Draudzes mājas lapas un datubāzes abonēšana $3,040 Total Expenditures Izdevumi kopā $60,681 Balance $69

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