Missional Budget Redeemer Budget Priorities “The Work of His Hands”
Redeemer’s leadership is building a plan of ministry for 2017. 2016 has been a good year, in many ways a new beginning. In the new year, we are committed to bringing even more lives to Christ in the following ways:
WorshipWorship is the first and great work of the church. We are committed to more than 150 worship services each year. Average monthly attendance exceeds 500. Our worship is enriched by a volunteer choir of 15 singers and the efforts of a large group of ushers, altar servers, altar guild, acolytes, special musical offerings, readers, and preaching which lead us to experience the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Music will be an increased priority in 2017. Missional budget for 2016: $202,798.
Pastoral CareBringing people to Christ begins with love. Our rector, the parish staff, and lay volunteers maintain a busy schedule of hospital visitations, counseling, listening, and support. Stephen Ministries provides confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. We will host a regional Stephen Ministry Training event in 2017, and will increase Lay Eucharistic visitations. Missional budget for 2016: $3,131.
Christian Formation, Youth, CommunicationsWith Fall came the opportunity to begin new a new program designed to help members to learn what it means to become a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Our new three-part “Opening” series at 9:15am and renewed Godly Play program joined established educational programs such as Lectionary Gospel Study, Sunday School, Children’s Chapel and Youth Confirmation Class. We support renewal ministries like Cursillo, Vocare, Happening, and New Beginnings. In 2016 we published print newsletters, 104 weekly bulletins, and 52 weekly e-newsletters. Our website is now mobile friendly and continues to improve, and our membership directory is available online. Online giving is available. 45 recorded sermons are published on the website and as a podcast, averaging 60 online listeners per week. Our Facebook has 288 followers and an average post reach of 500. In 2017 we will launch two Alpha programs ($5,000) and are increasing our focus and emphasis on learning discipleship with more formal training for all of us. Missional budget for 2016: $71,155
Mission and OutreachThe Food Pantry has expanded efforts and increased our capacity. We are now a partner agency for Access Florida, connecting the poor with even better help. We continue to support our student in seminary to spread the gospel in the whole church. We regularly assist the poor among and around the church, and give to St. Mary's Mission in Springfield. In 2017 we intend to bring more of the Food Pantry ministry on budget so they can depend on more steady support. We will increase our efforts in Cuba, and outreach to the south side of Jacksonville. Missional budget for 2016: $8,753
Fellowship26 volunteer teams lead two weekly Sunday morning fellowship hours. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, Easter morning breakfast, Mothers' and Fathers' Day breakfasts, Rally Day Luncheon, All Saints Roast, Men's Grill and Chill and Women's Wind Down, welcome ministry for first-time visitors, DOK, and periodic special events. Missional budget for 2016: $60,771.
All missions, 2016: $346,608 2017 is up to you . . .
*These totals include a percentage of the Parish Administrator, Parish Secretary, Sexton, Office Expenses, Insurance, Other Administration, Building & Grounds, Diocesan Support, Vestry and Utilities allocated to each category of expense. Detailed line item financials for the first three quarters of 2016 are available in the parish office for anyone who wishes to review them. The 2017 budget will be adopted by the Vestry on December 21, 2016.
Redeemer is a growing parish of over 200 families located on the south side of Jacksonville, ten miles south of downtown.