Stewardship Presentation - United Church of Christ

Report
New York
Conference
United Church
of Christ
Faithful Witness
Compassionate Justice
Bold Christian Leadership
our mission
• Revitalizing of Existing Congregations
• Planting New Churches
• Advocating Justice and Compassion
• Empowering Youth and Young Adults
• Engaging in Ecumenical and Interfaith
Dialogue
Our Mission
• Equipping Ministers and Lay Leaders
• Resourcing Churches Searching for a New
Pastor
• Mediating and Consulting During Crises
Church Vitality
Reverend
Freeman
Palmer,
Associate
Conference
Minister
for
Congregational
Development
Your OCWM makes this possible:
• Regional Vitality Programs and
Congregational Development
Summits
• Ministry Transformation Clusters
• Readiness 360
• $153,171 budgeted for 2014
Starting New
Congregations
El Nuevo Camino, Buffalo
Journey UCC, Delmar
Spirit of Peace, Kingston
Advocating Justice and
Compassion
Your OCWM allows the New York Conference:
• To deploy the New York Disaster Response Team
• To coordinate responses to national and international
disasters
• To network Justice & Witness Ministry Partners
• To promote LGBT Pride Activities
• To resource Open and Affirming congregations
• To communicate events and United Church of Christ
Resources
Empowering Youth and
Young Adults
Your OCWM makes this possible:
• Annual State Youth Event
• National Youth Event
• Regional Youth Event
• Youth Summits
• A Search for a full time Associate Conference
Minister for Youth, Young Adult and Emerging
Ministry is currently underway
Ecumenical and Inter-Faith
Dialogue
The Evangelical Church
of Hessen and Nassau,
Germany
Mision Cristiana,
Nicaragua
Equipping the Saints
(Ephesians 4:12)
Your support makes this possible:
Reverend
Marian Shearer
Associate
Conference
Minister for
Clergy and
Authorized
Ministry Concerns
• Interact with Local Authorized
Ministry Groups
• Response to Authorized Ministers in
Crisis
• Rapid Response to Conflict and Crisis
• Boundary Awareness Training
• Women’s Ministries (UCCNY Women)
• Authorized Ministers’ Retreats
• Communities of Practice
Leadership Development
Reverend Dr.
Marjorie Purnine,
Associate
Conference
Minister for
Leadership
Development
• New York School of Ministry
(NYSOM)
• Lay Leadership Training and
Development
• Ecumenical Networking of Lay
Education
• Partnering with “MESA”
(Ministerial Excellence, Support,
and Authorization)
• In 2014 $246,498 will be
expended for authorized and lay
leadership development
New York School Of
Ministry
Open Enrollment
Retreats
Certificate Programs
Ministry Oversight
Reverend David R
Gaewski,
Conference Minister
• Ecumenical Partnerships with The
Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ); New York State Council of
Churches; the Evangelical Protestant
Church of Hessen and Nassau,
Germany, and Mision Cristiana,
Nicaragua
• Collaborative ministry with other
UCC Conferences
• Communication Networking
including Happenings, Facebook, and
www.uccny.org
• Financial Advisement and Legal
Counsel for Local Churches
Pastoral Leadership
Pastoral Transition
• There is an average of 35-45 Churches
undergoing pastoral transitions at any time.
• The Conference Ministry team assists
congregations in finding an Interim Minister;
offers resources to the Local Church search
committee; and provides candidate profiles.
• The average cost to the Conference for
placement services is approximately $7,000 to
$12,000 per church
Our sources of
Funding
OCWM
20.9%
Other
Fees&Services
NCS/Revitalization
2.1%
54.2%
6.7%
Bldg Maintenance Transfer
Grants
NY Help
9.7%
Use of Endoment Funds
How will we reduce our reliance
on enDowment principle?
• In 2013 we hope to begin a special annual offering
called “UCC Covenant Share”
• The UCC Covenant Share is proposed in the 2014
Conference Budget.
Plan to address
Deficit
What will “UCC Covenant
Share” accomplish?
• First, the income funds will apply to eliminating the budget
deficit.
• The surplus funds available after the deficit is eradicated
will be equally divided between:
• additional support to UCC National Basic Support for the
work of the wider church in this county and around the
world.
• Creation of a grant fund for local churches in the New York
Conference for new ministry initiatives and leadership
development. This new fund will be called “Resourcing the
Local Church”.

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