Paul told the Corinthians in Ch 16:1-2, “Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of the week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.”
The consolidated budget is funded primarily with Mission Share dollars. Other sources of funding come from the William Cooper Procter Fund and other restricted funds.
Please prepare and submit your budget as soon as you can so the Budget Committee can provide the best vetting of your budget as possible. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2022. A part of this application process includes a conversation with a Budget Committee member.
Bishop Smith has asked that all budget owners start with a zero-base budget and to reevaluate and justify their program expenses. Programs are encouraged to determine which expenses are no longer necessary or can be reduced and which ones might need more funding to meet the mission of the diocese. All budget requests, whether Mission Share funded, Procter funded or other funding, will need to follow this process and submit a budget request form.
The Budget Application can be downloaded from the link below to assist you in the budgeting process. Please send your diocesan budget request to the Rev. David Getreu, Associate for Financial Management and Oversight at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to the Diocese of Southern Ohio, ATTN: Budget Committee, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202,