Please be thoughtful and honest-- and know that we will be looking at a combination of all feedback we receive as we make our budget recommendations to the church council. This is just the first part of the process! There will be opportunities in December to see the budget that we create, before we vote on the budget in January.
Plymouth's budget is organized into 7 priority areas: Faith Formation, Worship, Mission & Social Action, Congregational Care, New Initiatives, Church Operations, and Plymouth Campus. Depending on what they work on, our staff's salaries have been allocated into one or more area.
These numbers are preliminary-- they are based on our hopes and dreams for 2018. We do anticipate a budget shortfall, so as you look at these numbers please consider what decisions could be made to bridge the budget gap.
Thank you,the 2018 Budget Team (Lori, Dan, Caroline, Len, Kyna, and Steve)