Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CBGC Executive Board Highlights...

Monday's meeting turned out to be quite long--We didn't wrap up until around 7:30. I remain extremely proud of our Colorado Baptist Convention. Our churches and missionaries are doing some amazing work. As I mentioned yesterday, the new member orientation was from 12-1. The EB session began at 2:00 and the majority of the first two and one half hours was filled with spiritual emphasis: a devotion, prayer, and testimonies of God's activity throughout the state. It was reported that there are more than 100 unique language groups in Colorado and that we have some type of ministry among 28 of those people groups.

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...

2 comments:

Eric said...

God has really given you favor with our convention. How cool to have the kind of influence that you have. Cornerstone is blessed! Hey, lets get some of that money that is allocated for state missions. We could use it on a church plant.

Dave Samples said...

Favor for me....trouble for the CBGC...lol