What is so offensive that not even NBC will allow it to be seen during the Super Bowl? Watch and see...
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This campaign ad says that Betsy Markey is ready to go to congress with a ten point plan to cut spending. She says in the ad, "My parents taught us not to spend more than we make". Just three weeks in to her first term in congress, Markey voted to spend $825 Billion that we do not have. Whatever happened to integrity?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Golden Gate Seminary is expecting as much as a $750,000 budget shortfall in the coming year. Rocky Mountain Campus in Denver should be effected in only a limited way in that they raise their own funds and do not receive any Cooperative Program support. There are approximately eighty students in Colorado who are taking advantage of the Rocky Mountain Campus of Golden Gate Seminary.
Concerns were shared on the rising costs of Youth Camp and possible solutions were presented.
We heard a report from CAHOOTS on how to better communication from the CBGC.
It was reported that 210 of our 397 churches did not complete an ACP report last year which means we do not have accurate data concering our churches. Of the 210 that did report--one fifth reported zero baptisms for the year!
There was an excellent report from The Ponderosa--our state camp. Many positive changes appear to be happening at the camp witch will hopefully result in better usage of the camp.
We voted to enter into a "shoulder-to-shoulder" partnership with the churches in Wyoming. This will result in shared ministry throughout Wyoming and Colorado with Colorado churches assisting Wyoming churches and Wyoming churches assisting Colorado churches.
A discussion was held concerning our annual meeting and how to better the participation. We'll be in Estes Park for our 2009 meeting.
A discussion was held on minimum giving percentages as a qualifier for executive board service. It was decided that we should seek out the the best individuals regardless of giving percentages.
The Board also voted to look into the possibility of making some facility changes.
There was much more but these are the highlights. I would be happy to answer any questions that these postings have prompted.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
A few things of note that I'll share:
The board agreed to distribute a little more than $18,000 in state mission offerings. The total to be distributed this year is about $66,000. Churches request these funds through their association and the EB makes the final allocation.
We received a report on the audit from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. The CBGC is in full compliance with the ECFA's standards. This is a significant seal of approval on the way that the CBGC handles its finances.
The 2008 financial report reveals that we were less than $3,000 away from meeting budget. It is almost miraculous to get that close. Total receipts for 2008 were $2,218,047.50. This is up by $42,000 from 2007. Great News!
More to follow...
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I have always had a hard time with boundaries--perhaps we all do to some extent. I tend to want to go where I'm not supposed to go. I'm kind of rebellious that way. I serve our local police department as a chaplain and the funnest part of the role is being able to get through a police barricade by showing my credentials--it just feels important. There is a second type of boundary though that is perhaps equally important in our lives. These are the boundaries that we use to protect ourselves from the potential abuses of others. I don't respect these personal boundaries very well. As a recovering "people-pleaser", I tend to naturally let others abuse my time and my talent. I don't respect myself enough to draw clear boundaries and to enforce them. But I'm learning.