This feels rushed.
Why have the vote during the low times of the summer?
Why are we doing this?
What is the financial impact?
Family of Faith has a balanced budget of $120,000 which is heavily subsidized by the ELCA, the Synod and Family of Faith savings, totaling about $65,000 the first year, $55,000 the second year and $45,000 the third year. With this merger, we will incorporate both their income and expenses into the Christ Lutheran Churches overall budget. They have four acres and a nice sanctuary/ fellowship hall with no debt. While the financial risk will be minimum for these three years, we will have to add two very part time staff members (15 hours per week) to help with programs and music as well as budget for marketing, technology and program costs. To offset these costs, we will have a very intentional and focused stewardship campaign for the fall.