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WILL YOU JOIN US?
We are charting a new course for the FEBC, and we need your help.
The position of full-time Ministries Coordinator was established in 2019 to better help and equip our churches. Rev. Gary Krehbiel has filled this role, serving many of your pastors, elders, and other leaders. Among other things, he provides encouragement, support, prayer, and on-site assistance with problems. He helps develop resources.
This position has been funded with reserves, mostly from estate gifts, with a plan to increase our general income over time to cover the cost. Due to multiple factors, that model is no longer sustainable. We announced earlier this year that the position would be suspended as one part of planned budget reductions. The President’s Address on page 5 was presented when this plan seemed inevitable.
But at Connect23, many of your delegates expressed their appreciation for the work that has been done to strengthen churches, and a desire to see this position continue. After prayer and considerable deliberation, the delegates instructed the FEBC directors to develop and implement a plan to pay for the position through a support-based model of funding – similar to the way individuals support missionaries.
Many overseas missionaries support and encourage local churches. In the same way, our Ministries Coordinator supports and encourages local churches in North America. Would you consider pledging a monthly amount to support this work?
To cover the salary, benefits, travel, and other related expenses, we need about $7,000/month. At Connect23, several of your delegates showed their genuine concern for this need by pledging about $1,100/month total. We are looking for $5,900 more in monthly pledges over the next few months.
As the original plan put forward by the directors included suspending the Ministries Coordinator position at the end of July, we are accepting funds now. However, if you wish to make a pledge that begins in the future, please let us know.
We plan to raise support for this position until income from existing and future churches is sufficient to resume funding with general income. While this could take a few years, we would gratefully accept a pledge for any duration. And while the key to maintaining this position will be monthly giving, we can also accept one-time gifts for the position or for general FEBC needs.
To make a pledge, please email email@example.com , or call our office at 402-965-3860. To begin giving right away, click the button below.
Any amount can help! Please pray about whether God is leading you to support churches by providing for this need.
Spending of funds is confined to board approved programs and projects. Each contribution directed toward an approved program or project will be sued as restricted with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the board, the remaining restricted contribution will be used where most needed.
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