Dear Highland Baptist Family,
God is faithful and so are his people. Everything begins and ends with Him. We have so much for
which to be thankful including our budget. 2021 was a banner year in giving. Though there are
still challenges presented in our current reality, we have continued to see people saved, the
baptismal waters stirred, and people growing in their walk with the Lord. Highlanders have done
our best to depend on the Lord and continue our calling to bring light to a dark world. This is
what Connect, Grow, Go truly is.!!We are living out our purpose and vision, and we know God
continues to be faithful in all circumstances. The following paragraphs echo last year’s good news
about the budget.
In this booklet, you will find the 2022 Proposed Unified Budget prepared by our Stewardship and
Finance Committee. After receiving recommendations, with staff input, our Stewardship and
Finance Committee have prayerfully considered our current and future needs.!We are thankful for
the thought and time that has been invested in the process by the Stewardship and Finance
Committee, the other contributing committees, and our staff members.!!
Budget preparation is a time when we make plans for funding the ministries and operations of the
church.!The general budget is funded by our individual tithes and offerings. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
says, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or
under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so
that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” God
wants us to be intentional, sacrificial, and cheerful about what we give. The promise in this
passage is that the giver will receive blessings from God. As God has blessed us, we must
consider our opportunity to be a blessing.
The 2022 Proposed Unified Budget represents a marked increase from the 2021 Proposed Unified
Budget.!This is brought about because contributions from tithes and offerings this year were at
and above budgeted expectations.!You read that right! We have exceeded budget expectations
during 2021. That is a blessing! The reason we are meeting budget is because God’s people have
given sacrificially.
At this time, we ask that each member prayerfully consider supporting the 2022 Proposed Unified
Budget.!A planned routine contribution of a tithe and/or offering is necessary to meet the
planned ministries and operations of the church.!The budget is prepared and presented with the
expectation that all members will make regular and routine contributions based on their individual
situation. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.!We believe 2022 will be our best year
yet.!May God bless you, Highland family, as we work together to bless Him.
Budget gifts help us fund our mission efforts throughout the year. These
include but are not limited to: Local ActNow Missions (Baby Closet, Boys
Ranch, Hope Shalom, Carpenters Kitchen, and more), National Missions
(work in the United States), and International Missions (Mission Trips to
Central and South America).
MUSIC
2023 Annual Budget
Music Supplies
$1,000.00
Seasonal Presentation
$1,000.00
Choir Promotion/Activities
$750.00
Piano Maintenance
$600.00
Music Literature
$1,150.00
Worship
$1,500.00
TOTAL
$6,000.00
Budget gifts help us fund our music ministry. This includes choir, praise band,
specials, and maintaining our sound, lights, and media systems.
MISSIONS
2023 Annual Budget
Cooperative Program
$27,473.16
Benevolence
$1500.00
Baby Closet
$6,000.00
ActNow Missions (Local)
$2,500.00
National Missions
$2,500.00
International Missions
$5,000.00
TOTAL
$44,973.16
ADULT MINISTRY
Educational Supplies
Literature
Worker Training
Discipleship
Senior Adult Ministry
Men’s Ministry
Women’s Ministry
TOTAL
Budget gifts help us fund our adult ministries including Life Group Bible
studies and leader training. We also plan to continue investing in newer
areas of ministry with our senior adults and men’s and women’s ministries.
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
2023 Annual Budget
Media Ministry
$5,000.00
Outreach
$5,000.00
Bible Study/Special Events
$1,000.00
Ordinance Supplies
$200.00
FLC Equipment
$300.00
Family Activities
$1,500.00
Wednesday Night Family Meal
$1,500.00
TOTAL
$14,500.00
Budget gifts help us fund our Family Life Ministry. This includes community
outreach, special church events, and media items such as: advertising,
church website, and in-house production of print and digital media.
STUDENT MINISTRY
2023 Annual Budget
Evangelism
$800.00
Worship
$1,000.00
Ministry
$1,500.00
Discipleship
$1,200.00
Fellowship
$1,000.00
Literature
$500.00
Activities
$6,000.00
University Ministry
$1,500.00
TOTAL
$13,500.00
Budget gifts help us fund our growing Student and University Ministry. This
includes camps, retreats, and Bible studies. Both our college and student
ministries have continued to maintain consistent numbers during a difficult
season.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
2023 Annual Budget
Special Events
$2,000.00
Equipment & Supplies
$2,000.00
Wednesday Kid’s Club
$3,250.00
Inreach/Outreach
$400.00
Children's Camps
$2,200.00
Vacation Bible School
$3,250.00
Training
$400.00
TOTAL
$13,500.00
Budget gifts help us fund our growing Children’s Ministry. This includes
camps, Vacation Bible School, and Wednesday programming. Our Bible study
and Wednesday programming have continued marked effectiveness. Kids
continue to hear the gospel and learn scripture weekly.
Personnel
2023 Annual Budget
Total Ministerial Salaries and Housing
$178,849.18
Total Ministerial Staff Supplement
$13,681.96
Total Ministerial Account Reimbursable
$11,000.00
Total Ministerial Benefits
$63,644.53
Support Staff
$154,334.38
Support Staff Reimbursable
$1,300.00
Christmas Bonus
$3,000.00
Administrative Reimbursements
$22,432.00
TOTAL
$403,378.05
Office/ Properties/ Operational
2023 Annual Budget
Total Office Equipment
$28,500.00
Total Office Support
$14,500.00
Capital Improvements
$12,000.00
Building Maintenance
$22,000.00
Utilities
$50,000.00
Building Alarm
$3,000.00
Kitchen and Custodial Supplies
$7,000.00
Vehicles
$4,200.00
Insurance
$59,851.00
TOTAL
$201,051.00
Total 2023 Unified Budget
$714,302.21