Budget Preparation


Download planning forms now as a pdf or word document.

Budget development in and by Rejoice is an interactive process, the purpose of which is to allocate financial resources that strengthen this church’s participation in God’s mission in ways appropriate to the role of the churchwide organization.

MINISTRY PLANS ALONG WITH PROPOSED BUDGETS ARE DUE BACK TO THE BUSINESS OFFICE BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16.  This date is earlier than in previous years as we would like to know what we should be asking the congregation for during the pledge drive leading up to 10/16 Commitment Sunday.

Make a copy of your submission for yourself before you turn it in.  We’ll compile the information you give us and forward it to the Stewardship Team and Council for budget approval.

Council will review the budget during December and will contact you with questions.

Timeline:

  • Budget Packets Distributed 9/2/16
  • Return Completed Packet to Business Office 9/16/16
  • Commitment Sunday 10/16/16
  • First draft of 2017 Budget available for Council Review 10/30/16
  • Budget revisions 10/30/16 through 12/31/16
  • Congregation Information Meeting TBD
  • Congregational Meeting TBD

If you have any questions, please contact Neil, 630.262.0596 or 630.345.0950.  Thanks!

  • Download the Budgeting Instructions: available as a pdf and a Microsoft Word document.

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.  You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”  2 Corinthians 9:6-7.