The Local Church treasurer will communicate the Presbyterial budget items to the Circles or other interested women in the church, and manage the local organization’s funds to collect and distribute them appropriately. See the additional pages for details on the Offerings that are gathered as well as the recognition gifts of Partner in Ministry, Life Membership, Love Gift, and Memorials. In Sept 2013 Women’s Ministries changed to the Jan-Dec annual calendar for Treasurer budget tracking.
First Quarter: Jan, Feb, Mar
Must be in by March 15, please allow time for mailing
Second Quarter: April, May, June
Must be in by June 15, please allow time for mailing
Third Quarter: July, Aug, Sept
Must be in by Sept 15, please allow time for mailing
Recognition gifts must be mailed prior to July 10
Fourth Quarter: Oct, Nov, Dec
Must be in by Dec 10 – notice the change in due date
All reports received after the due date will be posted to the following quarter.
Budget Line Items Explained:
Jubilee Birthday: provides support for designated female missionaries.
Retired Missionaries Fund: an annual gift is given to those on the World Witness retirement list.
Family Bible Conference: helps to pay conference expenses, including a Bible teacher who teaches on the selected book for the upcoming year.
The ARP Magazine: used to offset the cost of the denomination’s magazine which contains ARP Women’s Ministries information and articles.
Synodical Hall: used to pay utilities and upkeep of the building at Bonclarken that belongs to the women of the denomination.
Silver Tea Offering: offering taken during the Silver Tea during the Family Bible Conference, used for upkeep of Synodical Hall.
Operating Expenses: used to pay copying and mailing expenses, the expenses of the annual meeting, quarterly board meetings, and executive committee meetings, etc.
Women’s Ministries Synod Events: include Oasis (leaders’ wives seminar during Synod) and Church Planter Wives’ Brunch
Women’s Coordinator: pays the salary, taxes, and expenses of the part time administrator. The job of the Coordinator is to encourage and equip ARP women to minister together for God’s glory and purpose. The Coordinator is available to assist any local Women’s Ministry or Presbyterial and is the liaison between Synod and ARP Women’s Ministries.
Thank Offering, Life Memberships, Memorials, Love Gifts, and Partners in Ministry are put in the general fund to meet the approved budget items.