Should a church-wide effort be deemed appropriate, do not institute a development program until its fundraising objectives can be fully developed into funding cases as a result of the Strategic Plan described in #3 above, with budgets, management, timelines and sustainability clearly documented, and the cases presented to church leadership for approval.
We learned this morning that a member of Executive Council has objected to Lelanda Lee’s tweeting of the group’s recent meeting, and that the issue of further tweeting has been referred the council’s Government and Administration for Mission Committee for consideration at its April meeting.
I am concerned that the categories within the budget perpetuate the church’s continued reliance on an executive, staff-driven church. This model isn’t working for us, and it runs counter to the flexible networks that are being developed and embraced at other levels of the church and in the world. ~Bonnie Anderson
One proposed budget keeps diocesan asking at 19 percent and requires cuts of about $6 million from the 2010-12 budget. The other reduces the asking to 15 percent and requires cuts of about $21 million
Amid the regular budgeting process, the opening of Executive Council’s meeting in Salt Lake City included reactions to the proposal by Bishop Stacy Sauls that
We acknowledge the legitimate concerns raised about issues of transparency around a decision as important for our Church as the Anglican Covenant. We are releasing the report immediately.