First Baptist Church 2018 Proposed Budget

Thank you so much for your on-going generosity!  Because of your gifts we have: 

  • Directly supported  13 missionaries in seven countries 
  • Helped send over 100 students to Student Camp, AND on mission trips to Springfield, MO, or Albuquerque, NM  
  • Touched the lives of more than 50 families in our community either through our Grace Groups for Mental Health support, or through our Grief Share ministry
  • Helped to start a brand new church in Denton Baptist Association, The Cross Church Fellowship
  • Seen 54 people come to know Jesus as Savior and baptized at FBC this year
  • Already given almost a million dollars ($947,000) towards our new facilities for preschoolers, children and students!   

And these highlights are just a brief sampling of the many ministries you have helped support through your gifts in 2017. Thank you, again, for your generosity!

As we look to 2018, The Budget Finance Committee is proposing the following Church Budget:
Annual:                                $4,028,009.96
Weekly:                                     $77,461.73

As reference points, First Baptist Church's annual General Fund receipts for 2015 and 2016 were $3,867,998.73 and $3,799,388.48 respectively.  The Finance Committee is projecting that final budget receipts for 2017 will be very similar to the budget giving for 2016.   

As we share this 2018 budget proposal, the Personnel Committee of the church is also announcing a new plan for doing missions, based upon our church's 2016 long range plan.  This plan calls for EVERY group in our church to be involved in missions, either locally, and/or globally. Instead of having ONE Minister of Missions to coordinate our missions efforts, in the new plan, ALL of our Ministers will be responsible for leading their ministries to do missions, starting at home, and moving out to our community and world.  As a result, this 2018 Budget Proposal does not fund a full-time Missions Minister.  We believe we will see more of our congregation and leadership involved in serving in missions through this change.  As a part of this staffing change, we will transition our Pastoral Care Minister to become our Senior Adult Minister. 

The 2018 proposed budget will be presented for discussion and your vote on November 12, 2017, at 6:05 p.m.   We ask that you take the time to prayerfully review the proposed budget prior to voting. 

If you have questions regarding the budget, email the Finance Committee at financial@fbclewisville.org.  Finance Committee members are also available to come to Bible Study classes to answer questions. Please e-mail the committee if you would like to schedule a time.  Our prayer is God will continue to bless First Baptist Church in the year 2018 as we strive to accomplish great things for Him.

Thank you for your prayers and your faithful giving.

The Finance Committee,

Charles Floyed, Chairperson
Donna Camp
Lori Folks
Steve Hicks
Lezlie Pearson
Peter Richards