Delegates Approve 2009 Mission and Ministry Budget

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GREEN LAKE, WI (June 26, 2008) – Delegates to the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church approved the 2009 Mission and Ministry Budget of $20,545,000.

The budget format reflects the work of all mission and ministry initiatives, including core operating budget ministries, but also affiliated ministries such as Covenant World Relief, Paul Carlson Partnership, Sustaining Pastoral Excellence, Covenant Orientation, short-term and project missionaries, and missionary in-country projects, among others.

Mission and Ministry Budget entities include:
•    World Mission – $9.27 million (45 percent)
•    Compassion, Mercy, and Justice – $3.17 million (15 percent)
•    Church Growth and Evangelism – $3.97 million (19 percent)
•    Christian Formation – $1.34 million (7 percent)
•    Ordered Ministry – $1.65 million (8 percent)
•    North Park University and Theological Seminary – 1.14 million (6 percent)

Because the work of the Department of Communication and General Administration serve all ministry areas, those two areas of expense are allocated to the various ministry initiatives commensurate with the contributions made in each ministry area. Those two areas continue to manage individual departmental budgets as do the other ministry areas.

Lundgren outlined anticipated sources of revenue to support the 2009 budget as follows:
•    Local church giving  – 43 percent
•    Directed individual and church giving – 31 percent
•    Individuals – 5 percent
•    Transfers – 7 percent
•    Communication sales – 4 percent
•    Other support – 11 percent

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