The Prism Church Challenge: "50K IN MAY!"
Prism's congregation voted unanimously to approve an Elder/Finance Team recommended 4.25% increase in our monthly budget for the balance of 2019. Additionally, the Elders/Finance Team communicated their plan to delay offering the previously budgeted Associate Pastor position to the chosen candidate, until Prism's Emergency Reserve Fund equals two-months of its monthly budget ($70,000). The Reserve Fund is currently $20,000, meaning we need to raise $50,000 more. Hence, I’ve personally dubbed this season of trusting God as our “50K in MAY” prayer.
While this is an important and responsible step, there is also real urgency in it because we cannot delay offering this call to our chosen candidate beyond the early part of June. The pastor we have decided to call is currently on staff at a church in the San Francisco Bay area. That church’s HR team requires their pastors to sign three-year commitments, and this June is when he must either sign up for another season on their staff or move on to another call. We'd like that call to be to Prism Church.
Therefore, we're asking those who call Prism their church home to first prayerfully consider what their regular and consistent giving to our monthly budget might be. As well, we're asking that you'd prayerfully consider making a one-time contribution to our EMERGENCY RESERVE FUND, so that we might position ourselves to responsibly care for a new Pastor and his family that will be moving from another city. We'll need to raise $50,000 in the next month to take this next step.
We appreciate your prayers during this month-long campaign, and thank you for the generous giving that makes Prism Church able to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to our region. If you have any questions, please email our pastor, Chuck Ryor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For gifts to our RESERVE FUND, please make sure that designation is on your contribution so it is properly accounted for. Thank you!