Dear Friends in Christ,
On behalf of the Council for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska I thank you for your generous support of your ministry and mission through the institution of the Presbytery in the past year, and for the past many years. We are able to support pastors and congregations because of your faithfulness, not only in monetary support but through the service of Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders on Presbytery committees and commissions.
As we anticipate an exciting 2016 in service of our Lord Jesus Christ, with hoped for restructuring of Presbytery staff and mission emphases coming into focus, your Council again asks that you give prayerful consideration to supporting the Presbytery budget for 2016. As a tool to help you interpret the budget to your respective congregations, we have prepared the attached brochure giving an overview of mission priorities for 2016 and the cost of pursuing these priorities. This summary accompanies the more detailed line item budget with narrative explanation that will be included in the Presbytery packet for the October 24 Stated meeting of Presbytery at which the budget will be adopted.
The ability of the Presbytery to engage in the mission and ministry you have deemed important is possibly solely as a result of your generosity. As many of you have heard me say, “Mission follows passion and money follows mission.” I am confident that your passion for serving Jesus Christ as part of the Presbytery of Central Nebraska will result in an abundance of funds allowing us to engage in the ministry to which we believe Jesus in calling us.
Again, thank you for your generosity and faithfulness. It is a privilege to live and serve among you.
Grace and peace,
The Rev. Dr. Charles R. Traylor
Transitional Executive Presbyter
Copies of the attached brochure were also mailed to the individual churches.