A WORD FROM YOUR ELDERS
This budget represents many hours of prayer, discussion and preparation. Dozens of people have been involved in the budget preparation process, including both staff and volunteers, all under the direction of our Finance Team. We take budget preparation very seriously because it guides our ministry focus over the coming year.
This website was designed to inform and inspire you regarding our many ministries, all of which are dependent on your generous giving. More importantly, we want you, our financial partners, to see how your gifts are changing lives in our community and around the world.
We have included a FAQ section below. If you have other questions regarding our budget, financial procedures or giving options, please contact our church office. Thanks again for your continued financial support of our ministries. May the Lord richly bless you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO COUNTS THE MONEY GIVEN ON SUNDAYS AND DURING THE WEEK?
We have several teams of church members who volunteer to count our offerings and record the gifts. Everyone involved with counting and recording individual gifts are committed to protecting the confidentiality of our donors.
CAN A PERSON GIVE A NON-CASH GIFT?
Yes, many people do this as part of their regular giving. You can give stocks, bonds, and other personal possessions that are consistent with our giving policies. Copies of our policy are available in the church office.
CAN I GIVE ONLINE?
Yes, at churchatthecross.com/give, there is a secure online giving option, including the convenience of automatic recurring giving. Contact our financial office for more information or for help in setting up an online giving account.
CAN I DESIGNATE MY FINANCIAL GIFT TO A CERTAIN MINISTRY OR PROJECT?
We have several ongoing designated funds, including our Mission Fund, Benevolence Fund, Stepping Stones Adoption Ministry Fund, and Building Fund. Beyond these, we ask that you give to the general budget so that monies can be evenly distributed among our many deserving ministries.
HOW DO I GET OFFERING ENVELOPES?
Envelopes are mailed on a regular basis to our financial supporters. Contact the office if you are not receiving envelopes. Extra envelopes are available in the office and at the information desk in the atrium.
ARE THERE CHECKS & BALANCES IN PLACE TO ENSURE CHURCH FINANCES ARE PROPERLY HANDLED?
Absolutely! Staff and volunteers work together to ensure financial integrity at the highest level. Church members volunteer to count and record the offerings. Our volunteer Finance Team oversees the budget process and meets monthly to review income and expenses. The Finance Team consist of six church members who serve rotating terms. Each year we contract with an accounting firm to conduct a financial review. They have consistently reported that our financial operations exceed the highest standards.