Global Ministries is launching a special appeal in order to offset part of the decline that the Global Ministries budget will see in 2010 because of the dramatic downturn in the U.S. economy, especially in invested funds.
Greetings to all friends of Global Ministries in the name of Jesus, the original Critical Presence!
Global Ministries is launching a special appeal in order to offset part of the decline that the Global Ministries budget will see in 2010 because of the dramatic downturn in the U.S. economy, especially in invested funds. The Critical Presence in Critical Times appeal invites persons and households to give "over and above" their regular giving to Global Ministries for the purpose of securing much needed operating funds for the Global Ministries 2010 budget. The goal is to provide $500,000 for the Global Ministries 2010 budget.
Since last Spring, declines in revenue for 2010 have been projected from WCM and DOM endowment funds and from denominational mission funding that will total approximately $800,000. Global Ministries is faced with making significant adjustments in all aspects of the work in order to take into account this projected decline in revenue for 2010. Such due diligence also includes Critical Presence in Critical Times, a positive effort to raise necessary resources for 2010.
These gifts will be, by nature, unrestricted as they will be applied to the 2010 operating budget for Global Ministries. "Operating expenses" in Global Ministries cover all aspects of the work, such as funding support for global partner churches and programs, the appointment of missionaries, mission interpreter training, and all areas of Global Ministries work of Critical Presence. Gifts to Critical Presence in Critical Times can be contributed anytime between now and the end of 2010. This special appeal is a one-time effort in addition to the regular appeals carried out in the Spring and toward the end of each year.
As of August 1, 2009, Critical Presence in Critical Times has received commitments and gifts from 18 persons/families closest to Global Ministries, including the two Co-Executives, the two Co-Chairs of the Common Global Ministries Board, two additional board members, and eight home-based staff. We invite you who have a strong connection to the work of Global Ministries to join us by giving to Critical Presence in Critical Times by making a gift online or sending the information requested below to the Global Ministries Resource Development staff. We appreciate your participation in this proactive effort to face the challenges of 2010 in faith and care for the ministries that we all treasure.
Co-Executive, Global Ministries
Co-Executive, Global Ministries
Copy and paste the following into an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and send to either of the addresses listed below. Please do not send credit card information via email.
I/We wish to participate in Critical Presence in Critical Times
CITY: ____________________________________________ STATE: _____ ZIP: ________
PREFERRED PHONE: [________] _________________________
LOCAL CHURCH: _____________________________________________________________
Name City State
___ I/we wish to give anonymously
In support of the Critical Presence in Critical Time Initiative, I/we give: $ ___________
RECURRING GIFT within period beginning now until December 31, 2010
My/Our gift of ___________ amount will be contributed as follows:
$__________ Per Month for ________ months
$__________ in _______ Installments
AUTOMATED RECURRING GIFT within period beginning now until December 31, 2010
____ I/we would like to receive information on how to make an automated recurring gift for Critical Presence in Critical Times
by _____ credit card or ______ electronic funds transfer.
Please return this information form and gifts to:
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Make check payable to Division of Overseas Ministries
700 Prospect Avenue, 7th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Make check payable to Wider Church Ministries
Please note on the check: Critical Presence in Critical Times