The Vision Committee is charged with prioritizing congregational spending from the funds generated by the Ministry Endowment and the Building Endowment.
These two endowment funds were created following our 2006-2007 Capital Campaign. The Vision Committee was originally formed in 2007, comprised of the Pastor, the Moderator, the House chair, and representatives from Deacons, Trustees, and Christian Education. During the years 2008 - 2011, the Vision committee made recommendations for use of Building Endowment income and Ministry Endowment income: Vision committee presented proposals to Council (in Dec/Jan and in May); Council voted, and then the Vision committee’s proposals were presented to the congregation at the January and May meetings for congregational vote. In April 2015, Council re-established the Vision Committee as it was previously constituted.
The current committee members are Sr. Pastor Jack Perkins Davidson, Moderator Amy Lynn, House Co-Chair David Giblin, Deacon representative Teri Osborn Kolton, Trustee representative Ron Offutt, and CE representative Cynthia Licata.
Ministry Endowment Fund
Income from the Ministry Endowment Fund supports church growth and vitality in ways not included in the annual operating budget. According to policy, annual income distribution is limited to 5% of the average balance of the fund over the previous three years. (Distributions in excess of that 5% maximum would require a congregational vote).
Building Endowment Fund
Income from the Building Endowment Fund is used to maintain the Church Facility, thereby freeing the annual operating budget from the obligation to fund maintenance projects. It is the primary purpose of the Building Fund to provide monies for Church Facility expenditures which do not recur annually, or to meet emergencies having to do with the Church Facility, its improvement, preservation, and maintenance in ways not provided for otherwise in the Church’s annual budget.
Annual distributions of Building Endowment income go into the Building Designated Fund, to fund current projects and to build up a reserve for major repairs as they are needed in future years, and for larger long-term expenses that require more than one year’s Endowment income allocation (such as the roofs done in recent years). According to policy, annual income distribution is limited to 5% of the average balance of the fund over the previous three years. (Distributions in excess of that 5% maximum would require a congregational vote).