2023 ANNUAL VOTE
VOTING WEEK NOVEMBER 19-26
Info meetings with Q&A time
6:30p Wed, November 8 and 9:30a Sun, November 12 at 9:30a
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
The strategic plan is not a part of what we’re voting on this year, but it is the thing that informs all of our plans going forward. Everything we do at Messiah remains focused on making more disciples for Christ. Our Acts 29 team, which is part of our LLB, distributed a survey and analyzed the answers to it. They used this to help determine where God is calling us to go. Please take some time to read this document, which will help guide our ministry decisions in the coming year.
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 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