A church body with the financial strength to support its God-given vision
Component Lead: Pastor Mark Chavez (Pastor Dan Selbo, NALC Treasurer, NALC Executive Staff and NALC Living & Giving Stewardship Team)
Goal: A balanced budget that fully supports the vision priorities by 2022
We will develop a vision to inspire and expand financial support, reducing and refocusing current spending allocations wherever possible, and challenging all congregations and mission districts to increase their financial support by 1% of their congregational budget per year, for four years.
We will offer a direct challenge to larger congregations and individual donors, seeking financial support from outside sources to supplement our resources, and providing and communicating opportunities for end-of-life “Legacy Gifts” to the NALC.
We will establish an emergency fund for pastors in need, and consider the development of a NALC endowment fund as a way of providing on-going and long-term financial support and strength.
We will consider a “Three-Year Vision Appeal” (2021-2023) to provide a solid financial base. The goals and purpose for such an appeal will be clearly defined. Promotion of the appeal will begin in the fall of 2020 and continue throughout the three years. Appeal components will be directly tied to vision components and goals.
Necessary financial reserve levels for all NALC and NALS efforts will be considered and promoted as part of this component. All funding allocations will be directly connected to and supportive of efforts that enhance our collective witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our future in the NALC.
The Rev. Mark Chavez