The Elders of the Fairmount Christian Church announce that the Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 7pm in the Fairmount Church Worship Center.
Members who are 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote at the meeting.
The Meeting will Address:
- The adoption of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget (September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020). The Elders recommend approval of the proposed budget.
- Announcement of Deacon and Elder nominations.
- Childcare is not provided during the dinner or meeting.
Elder & Deacon Selection
One of the responsibilities of the Elders is to prayerfully consider men who show the Biblical traits of an Elder or a Deacon and nominate such persons for that position. At the annual meeting, the nomination of Elders and Deacons is made to the congregation. The congregation then has the responsibility to inform the Elders of any Biblical reason that might prevent any of the nominees from serving as an Elder or Deacon and must be willing to discuss their reasons in a face-to-face meeting with the Board of Elders and the nominee. If the Elders find that the reasoning is sound, the nomination will be rescinded. If, however, the Elders find the reasons brought forth are unfounded, the nominee will be ordained as an Elder or Deacon. This entire process reflects instructions from Scripture and will always be handled with privacy and confidentiality.
The Budget Process
The proposed 2020 budget was developed using the following process: The staff was given budget guidance by the Elders as well as all relevant information, such as directions, worksheets, and spending trends for review with the Ministry Teams they oversee. The budgets were then organized and compiled to be reviewed by the staff who then worked together to finalize the proposed budget to be presented to the Elders. The budget was then presented to the Elders by the Senior Minister and the Church Executive. The Elders approved the budget shown on Page 3 to be submitted to the congregation.
As a church, we have seen considerable growth while expanding our mission and outreach here at Fairmount resulting in the need to increase our budget by 5.7%. This will assist in creating and developing corporate planning initiatives and expanding ministries. Although it is not part of the Operating & Capital Budget, the monthly Onward contributions needed to cover our mortgage on the Worship Center for an entire year are shown. Our current loan balance is $4,357,052.
Please pray for God's guidance that we will use His blessings wisely in the coming year.
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