Ministry Plan + Budget

Dear DCC Member,
As we move into our next fiscal year (Sept 1, 2022 – Aug 31, 2023), we have much to celebrate. As of
July, we met our revenue budget! This is only possible because of you. Thank you for your generosity.
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 coming together after a pandemic! That’s why we chose “Grateful Hearts Gather
Together” for our all-church retreat.

Explanation Notes, which explains the changes to the budget, are also attached. The biggest changes to
the budget are 1) increasing Missions, 2) increasing the Student Ministries Director to full-time, 3)
increasing staff salaries to cover the cost of inflation, and 4) increases in operating costs due to rising
inflation. These will be discussed at the congregational Q&A with elders on Wednesday evening, August
17 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: Cindi McDonald (returning elder),
Rob Strode (returning elder), and Michele Thompson (new elder). 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 two elders: Ryan Odell and Steve Hill, both of whom are rotating off due to term
limits. 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 28 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,

Ryan Odell, Elder President Jim Howard, Sr Pastor

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