Update on Regular Financial Giving and Budget
As at the end of March, it is apparent that our regular giving from church attenders is not covering actual expenditure, even though we are one staff member down (that is, staff expenditure is less than last year). When we started the new church year, in October 2016, the hope was that we would receive a 6% increase across the year in monthly giving, and this is needed in order to maintain the current level of mission and ministry support. We are now 6 months in and the percentage needed is 12%.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will speak more directly to this challenge, however I do ask that you prayerfully consider your financial support of GWAC ministry through regular giving, whether weekly offerings or direct regular giving through your bank or over the internet. If you have recently joined our fellowship and have not yet considered financial contributions, please tick the box on a Connect Card, asking for more information about .... (and write offerings/giving on the line).
Drew Mellor (for the Wardens)