Church Council – January 2018

Church Council Updates

On Tuesday, January 19th, our Boards, Committees and Church Council all met on one night. We start with a 30-minute Bible Study, broke out for Board and Committee meetings, and then Church Council came together for their meeting to close out the night.

Attached you will find a summary of our Council Meeting Minutes. Please note that our Council Meeting have a new revised format and not the traditional format you may have seen in the past. This new format was adopted based on input from the WELS Grace In Action team that worked with our Council back in March 2017.

Church Council Meeting – 2018_01_16

Also attached is a Financial Summary. This is a simplified summary view. When reviewing the Financial Summary, there are some key notes to understand as you are assessing our current outlook.

  • December Financial Summary shows the Church Offering below budget by $51,070.
  • School Tuition is higher than budget due to some school families choosing to pay a higher amount of tuition earlier in the year.  This will level out through out the remainder of the year
  • School Affiliate Revenue is slightly behind, however, this is more of a timing issue as we are expecting additional support payments in early part of January.
  • From a compensation view, we will continue to see some slight savings due to not have a full time School Principal through the end of the current school year

RLL Financial Summary Dec2017

Overview from a financial outlook, we need to continue focus on our Unified Budget giving. Currently our actuals compared to the budget, we are running behind in our offerings by about $23,523. We are spending less than what we have budgeted and seeing some savings by not having a full time principal.

We encourage all members to consider their giving in 2018. Please keep our various ministries in your prayers and ask God to continue to bless His work here in Rochester!

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Martens (Treasurer) or Daryl Schultz (President).

In Christ Alone,
Daryl Schultz, Resurrection & Life Lutheran President

Call Meeting – December 14, 2017

Voters Meetings

On Thursday, December 14th, a Resurrection & Life Lutheran School Principal Call Meeting was held. Attached are the meeting minutes.

Minutes Principal Call 2017_12_14

In Christ Alone,
Daryl Schultz, Resurrection & Life Lutheran President

Church Council – December 2017

Church Council Updates

On Thursday December 14th, our Boards, Committees and Church Council all met on one night. We start with a 30-minute Bible Study, broke out for Board and Committee meetings, and then Church Council came together for their meeting to close out the night.

Attached you will find a summary of our Council Meeting Minutes. Please note that our Council Meeting have a new revised format and not the traditional format you may have seen in the past. This new format was adopted based on input from the WELS Grace In Action team that worked with our Council back in March 2017.

Resurrection & Life Lutheran Church Council Meeting – 2017_12_14 Minutes

Also attached is a Financial Summary. This is a simplified summary view. When reviewing the Financial Summary, there are some key notes to understand as you are assessing our current outlook.

  • November Financial Summary shows the Church Offering below budget by $66,125. In mid-November, we communicated the lower offerings to the congregation. Each family received a letter along with their offering statements in order to help them with any changes to giving in the coming month and into the new year.
  • The Offerings compared to last year at this time are actually about $44,000 higher. If you look at 2016 Church Offering of $404,044, we need to reduce that by $80,000. This is because $80,000 was the amount that was suppose to be part of the prior fiscal year, but had been included in the 2016 fiscal year.
  • School Tuition is higher than budget due to some school families choosing to pay a higher amount of tuition earlier in the year.  This will level out through out the remainder of the year
  • School Affiliate Revenue is slightly behind, however, this is more of a timing issue as we are expecting additional support payments in early part of December.
  • From a compensation view, we will see some slight savings due to not have a full time School Principal. Current savings is about $22,793.

Financial Summary Nov2017

Overview from a financial outlook, we need to focus on our Unified Budget giving. Currently our actuals compared to the budget, we are running behind in our offerings by about $34,689 which is 10%. We are spending less than what we have budgeted and seeing some savings by not having a full time principal.

We encourage all members to consider their giving through the end of the calendar year, as well as their giving in 2018. Please keep our various ministries in your prayers and ask God to continue to bless His work here in Rochester!

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Broeren(Treasurer) or Daryl Schultz (President).

In Christ Alone,
Daryl Schultz, Resurrection & Life Lutheran President

Voters Meeting – November 9, 2017

Voters Meetings

On Thursday, November 9th, a Resurrection & Life Lutheran Voters Meeting was held. The two main topics, call School Principal and vote on Nominees for open board positions. Attached are the meeting minutes.

Resurrection & Life Lutheran Church Voters Meeting – 2017_11_09

In Christ Alone,
Daryl Schultz, Resurrection & Life Lutheran President

Church Council – November 2017

Church Council Updates

On Tuesday November 14th, our Boards, Committees and Church Council all met on one night. We start with a 30-minute Bible Study, broke out for Board and Committee meetings, and then Church Council came together for their meeting to close out the night.

Attached you will find a summary of our Council Meeting Minutes. Please note that our Council Meeting have a new revised format and not the traditional format you may have seen in the past. This new format was adopted based on input from the WELS Grace In Action team that worked with our Council back in March 2017.

Resurrection & Life Lutheran Church Council Meeting – 2017_11_14 Final v2

Also attached is a Financial Summary. This is a simplified summary view. When reviewing the Financial Summary, there are some key notes to understand as you are assessing our current outlook.

  • October Financial Summary shows the Church Offering below budget by $66,860. Over the last couple weeks, we have received a couple additional donations for a total of about $30,000. This puts are revised Church Offering Revenue at $36,000 below budget.  We will be communicating this to the congregation to make sure they are aware of this.
  • The Offerings compared to last year at this time are actually about $15,000 higher. If you look at 2016 Church Offering of $338,527, we need to reduce that by $80,000. This is because $80,000 was the amount that was suppose to be part of the prior fiscal year, but had been included in the 2016 fiscal year.
  • School Tuition is higher than budget due to some school families choosing to pay a higher amount of tuition earlier in the year.  This will level out through out the remainder of the year
  • School Affiliate Revenue is the support we received from the other area WELS congregations. In early November, we received $11,800 from Christ Our Rock. This amount did not show up in this October summary. So we are just slightly behind budget in this area.
  • Special Grants line item use to be called “Dual Site Revenue”. This is a summary of the various grants we have received in the past for the Life Site and the ECM (Early Childhood Ministry). Since the grants are not just for the Dual Site, we renamed to a more general name of “Special Grants”.
  • From a compensation view, we will see some slight savings due to not have a full time School Principal. Currently Ron Helmers is providing part-time Principal support and Beth Laska hired this year as a supplement teacher helping out with the upper classes.
  • Assistance & Evangelism spending is significantly higher than budget due to some increase expenses related to the BBQ & Bounce activities. Bounce houses were purchase instead of rent. This will allow us to reuse the houses for multiple events and will see savings in the future.

Financial Summary Oct2017

Overview from a financial outlook, we need to focus on our Unified Budget giving. Currently our actuals compared to the budget, we are running behind in our offerings by about $36,000 which is 11%. We are spending less than what we have budgeted and seeing some savings by not having a full time principal. This month we did see a cash flow issue (not having enough dollars in Unified Budget to pay our monthly bills). We needed to not only tap into our Reserve Fund, but leverage our Line of Credit at Home Federal Bank to cover the monthly bills. With that said, we encourage members to consider their regular offerings to ensure we meet the needs of support all the various Resurrection & Life Lutheran ministries and mission work. A formal letter will be sent out and a brief update will be presented to the congregation on our unified giving needs.

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Broeren(Treasurer) or Daryl Schultz (President).

In Christ Alone,
Daryl Schultz, Resurrection & Life Lutheran President