2022 ANNUAL VOTE
VOTING WEEK NOVEMBER 20-27
Info meeting with Q&A time – Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30p
We will not be accepting mail-in ballots. All ballots must be filled out in person, or you can print a ballot and drop it off in-person
MINISTRY FINANCIAL PLAN
The 2023 Ministry plan shows a proposed increase of 11.12% on the income side, and an increase of 13.11% on the expense side. Most of the expense increase is due to the following: Projecting our ECDC (Early Childhood Development Center) to be fully up and running, increases in year-over-year compensation and benefits, and increases in operational expenses due to inflation.
To help us offset these increases in expenses on the income side, we have budgeted increases in tithes and offerings, day school tuition, ECDC tuition income, and campaign dollars to service debt. We will also continue to look for third-source funding opportunities (grants, events,
fundraisers, etc.) Click below for more detailed info.
VOTE FOR LLB BOARD MEMBERS
We usually refer to the Lay Leadership Board as the LLB.
The LLB is a group of 12 congregation members who serve 3-year terms, voted into office during an annual congregational vote.
There are no term limits, so board members can serve as many terms as they like, as long as they are voted into office
RATIFY THE FOUNDATION BOARD
The Messiah Lutheran Foundation helps carry out the mission of Messiah Lutheran Ministries today and into the future by: Building relationships and prayerfully walking with God’s people Connecting people with resources regarding biblical generosity and legacy/estate planning Connecting philanthropic passions with the goals of the church and school Ensuring disciplined stewardship of the abundant gifts God has entrusted us to protect the long-term vision of Messiah Lutheran Ministries
CHURCH CONSTITUTION CHANGES
The Constitution and Bylaws of Messiah are important documents that help guide and direct our ministry life. Within the pages you will find a statement of faith and confession, legal descriptions, leadership structure and governance, procedures for handling ministry needs/situations, and more. The most important thing to remember is that a Constitution and Bylaws are important words on a page, but we, the people of Messiah, are who make up the Body of Christ, His Church on earth.
The following procedures must be followed for changes to the Constitution and Bylaws:
- Congregation votes on proposed changes to be made. Done. Approved in 2021.
- Changes are submitted to the Nebraska District LCMS Constitution Committee for review. Done.
- The district committee approved our proposed changes and made suggestions for a few minor grammatical changes and sent the Constitution and Bylaws back to Messiah in order to be adopted by the congregation. Done.
- During the week of November 20-27, we will vote on the final draft of the Constitution and Bylaws. If approved, the final draft becomes official on that date.