Where Gifts Come From (Sources)

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Many view Synod as having the power and resources with the District next in line with authority and resources. The truth is that we are all dependent on the support of congregations to accomplish our work together. The Southern District is supported by about 80 percent of income coming from congregation gifts. Congregations determine support for District operations, mission and ministry. We are truly in partnership in the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ.

District Congregations: 69.4%
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Endowment and Special Missions: 7.7%
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Foundation Partnership: 5.1%
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Southern District

2018 Budget Revenue – $1,182,101.00

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The annual budget is posted on the Southern District website with current giving details published regularly in TMTWS.

Our Stewardship of His Resources

District Mission Support Trends

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2016
Total Budget $900,000
Budgeted Income through  3/31/2018 $225,000
Actual Income through  3/31/2018 $178,295
2017
Total Budget $900,000
Budgeted Income through 3/31/2018 $225,000
Actual Income through 3/31/2018 $197,075
2018
Total Budget $820,000
Budgeted Income through  3/31/2018 $205,000
Actual Income through 3/31/2018 $204,052

2018 District Budget (Income)

INCOME
77010 – District Congregations $820,000.00
77015 – Previous Year Commitments $8,000.00
77025 – Endowment Mission Income $90,601.00
77030 – Centennial Thankoffering $3,500.00
77031 – Interest King James Note $7,500.00
77032 – Interest LCEF $0.00
77034- Interest SDCEF $42,300.00
77035 – Interest Income RAI $5,100.00
77036 – Other $2,500.00
77040 – Designated Gift Disaster Relief $15,000.00
77060 – District Conv. Assessments $50,000.00
77065 – District Conv. Misc. $2,000.00
77070 – Lutheran Witness $11,000.00
77075 Spirit of Southern $5,000.00
77080 – District Office Building A Lease $20,000.00
77085 – District Office Building B Lease $39,600.00
77095 – Foundation Partnership $60,000.00
TOTAL INCOME $1,182,101.00