More than Dollars and Cents

Our annual ministry plan is not a budget - it's a plan to change lives.

Annual Ministry Plan

While discussing a budget or remodel may not sound all that exciting, they are both focused on the future. A budget is about more than dollars and cents; it’s about lives being transformed by the power of God.

The Greatest Stories

are written by those who walk in faith. They are disciplined dreamers who take Jesus at his word and live accordingly:

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 17:20).

A budget is about more than dollars and cents; it’s about lives being transformed by the power of God.

Your generosity is helping glorify God, grow people in Jesus, and it is going across the street and around the world. For the fiscal year 2018-2019, our elders and staff have recommended an annual budget of $1,438,713.

In preparing our annual budget, we take into account our income — the money we receive from your tithes and offerings, plus income from a Verizon cell phone tower ($23,958/annual). Our 2018-2019 ministry budget is a balanced budget.

On a weekly basis, this means we will need $27,207 to fully fund our ministry and operations. This includes our spending on ministries and missions, as well as fixed expenses such as payroll, insurance, utilities, etc. It reflects our continuing efforts to be good stewards of our resources.

Our budget includes ministry spending that will help us accomplish our mission of Glorifying God, Growing in Jesus, and Going into the World. It continues our support of mission partners serving both domestically and internationally.

This year’s budget also include support for Hope Colorado Springs, a new church starting this fall.

When we invest in kingdom initiatives, we are investing in the only thing that will pay eternal dividends!

Ken Hensley, Senior Pastor

How Does the Ministry Plan Happen?

It Begins with Prayer

Our elders and staff believe that God responds to our prayers. As we approach our planning season, we spend dedicated time in prayer – seeking God’s direction.

The Planning Process

Beginning in June of each year, our finance team begins assembling information regarding income and expenses. This is then provided to our senior leadership. We base our planning off of the previous fiscal year’s income. Mountainview’s staff then meets for an extended planning meeting. Each of our proposed spending items must be in accordance with our 3G mission (Glorify, Grow, Go).

Approval and Affirmation

Following our extended staff planning, our senior leadership presents a proposed ministry plan to our elders for final approval. Once it has received elder approval, it must be affirmed by at least 75% of our members.

Financial Accountability

Every January we have a full audit performed by the accounting firm Posti and Adams. This full audit is provided to our mortgage company as well as our elder team.

Our Fiscal Year

Our fiscal year is October 1 through September 30 of the following year.