Mission & Service Budget and Giving
“The point is this, the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you should give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9; 6-7
In this scripture, God instructs us that giving is one of God's many gifts to us, something to celebrate. Through giving, God’s kingdom and grace are revealed. With great joy, our church tithes 12% of our income to mission and service activities. While the needs of our community and the world are seemingly endless, with God’s grace, we strive to use each dollar in a way that makes a positive difference in the lives of others.
The Mission & Service operating budget is divided into several broad categories. As the largest contributor to our presbytery, our church provides vital support to our denomination’s mission and service efforts. The Presbyterian Church, USA is active around our country and the world where there is suffering and need. This includes an ongoing presence to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, disaster assistance after ice storms in Kentucky, earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and tsunami relief.
Our financial support in world and local mission efforts is directed to many agencies and activities and most often reflects the passion and energy of our church members. The significant funds directed towards poverty and hunger, refugee resettlement, youth and intergenerational mission and service, and other areas are leveraged by many thousands of hours of donated time. The Special Projects category is an opportunity for our church community to access funds to foster their own passion for service. Directed Giving supports our missionary in Central Asia.