Ministry Plan + Budget

Dear DCC Member,
As we move into our next fiscal year (Sept 1, 2023 – Aug 31, 2024), we have much to celebrate. First, thank you for your generosity. It is because of you that we are able to continue to operate our ministries at a high level. Attached (links below) is the draft General Fund Budget and draft Ministry Plan. We will continue to adjust ministry to stay focused on encouraging and caring for our congregation. This coming year, we are prioritizing growing our children's and student ministries as we have lost several families. In addition, we will be completing all of the required steps to open a Christian Elementary School in 2024.

Explanation Notes, which explains the changes to the budget, are also attached. The biggest changes to
the budget are 1) increasing Missions, 2) increasing staff salaries to cover the cost of inflation, and 3) increases in operating costs due to rising inflation. These will be discussed at the official discussion period at the congregational Q&A with elders on Wednesday evening, August 16 at 6:30 pm at DCC. You are all encouraged to come and discuss!

This year we are nominating to the congregation three new elders: Bruce Butler(returning elder), Mitchell Andrews, and Kathy Jo Pfeifer. Their bios are available below. Please take some time and read them. If you do not know them, we invite you to get to know them. We are also saying goodbye to three elders: Donna Tyburski, Jim Anderson, and Tim Seeling, all of whom are rotating off. Please take some time and express your gratitude to each of them for their service and leadership during these challenging years.

Our congregational meeting is scheduled immediately after the amphitheater service on August 27 and
will be held in the sanctuary of DCC. At this meeting we will vote on these important decisions, and trust
God to provide for his church and our community.

We are truly grateful for your generosity, your love for DCC, and your active participation. On behalf of
the elders and staff, thank you for making DCC a great church!

Warmly in Christ,

Tim Morris, Elder President and Jim Howard, Sr Pastor

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