8. Budget

 

COR KEY VALUE

COR Congregations are committed to investing financially in senior youth and young adult ministry.

 

COR VALUE SUMMARY

COR congregations financially support senior youth and young adult ministry by budgeting a set amount per person in this age group. This amount should reflect the size of this group relative to the rest of the church body and may be a constant percentage of the budget or a set amount for each senior youth and young adult.
 

BIBLE TEXT

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  1 Timothy 4:11-14 MSG

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ELLEN G. WHITE QUOTE

Money is a blessing when those who use it consider that they are the Lord’s stewards, that they are handling the Lord’s capital, and must one day give account of their stewardship."  Education, p. 271.

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL QUOTE

"Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value." Vice President Joe Biden quoting his father. Daily Kos, Obama Nightly News: “Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” November 3, 2012. See video.

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SURVEY (evaluate where you are so you know where you want to go)

  • Do you know how many senior youth/young adults are members on the church books?
  • Do you know how many of your senior youth/young adults are active in your church?
  • Is a space available for young adults to meet at a desired time on the Sabbath (Friday night, Saturday morning/afternoon)?
  • Is there a second service available if the main service does not meet the needs of this group?
  • Are greeters at church friendly and reach out to visitors?
  • Are all visitors recognized, welcomed, and invited to return?
  • Is retention is analyzed from database numbers?
  • Are conversational Bible study groups informative and practical? 
  • Is the music worshipful and desirable for local young adults?
  • Is preaching engaging, biblical, relevant, grace-filled, Christ-centered, and action-oriented?
  • Are alternate vespers, Sabbath Schools, Sabbath afternoon activities and worship services developed as desired/needed?

 

VIDEO MEDIA

     Videos

     

 

     Presentations

  • Presentation (PPT) or (KEY)

 

 

 

     Online Training

  • under development

 

 

PRINT MATERIALS

     Articles

 

     Books

 

 

 

 

 

 


For more resources, visit the ResourcesHow to and Questions for Reflection sections or download COR Value #8 Budget Guide