Bluff Park United Methodist Church takes seriously the responsibility to faithfully and wisely administer the funds given to the church. Gifts to the church are intended to further the Kingdom of God, and we endeavor to use the church’s funds accordingly.

Our church administrator provides a monthly report of income and expenses to our finance committee. We additionally provide summary reports to our Board of Stewards during its quarterly meeting. We use best practices for receiving and counting offerings each week. Checks are handled only by our church staff to ensure the privacy of all who give to the church.

In faithfully administering the finances of our church, we seek transparency whenever possible and privacy when appropriate. See below a graph that shows how we allocate funding during this financial year.


budget graph

Maintenance, Operation and Cleaning of Church – 27%

  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle Expenses
  • General Maintenance
  • Grounds Care
  • Housekeeping Staff

Missions – 18%

  • Conference Apportionments
  • Volunteers in Missions
  • Community Ministries

Administrative Costs – 14%

  • Payroll Taxes
  • Printing
  • Postage
  • Employee Benefits
  • Office Staff
  • Office Supplies

Pastoral Leadership – 11%

  • Salaries and expenses for Senior Minister, Associate Minister, and Minister of Missions & Congregational Care

Children’s Ministry – 7%

  • Children’s Staff Salaries
  • Preschool Department
  • Special Events
  • Nursery Operations
  • Elementary Department
  • Little Imaginations Preschool

Youth Ministry – 6%

  • Youth Staff Salaries
  • Summer Programs
  • Youth Department

Music Ministry – 6%

  • Special Events
  • Music Staff Salaries
  • Pipe Organ Maintenance
  • Men’s Chorus
  • Music Library
  • Handbells
  • Adult Choir

Senior Adult Ministries – 3%

  • Shepherd’s Center
  • Special Trips
  • Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Other – 8%

  • Other Programming
  • Worship Supplies
  • Counseling Ministry
  • Sunday School Expenses
  • Midweek Ministries
  • Family Life Events