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Building Tomorrow-today Galilee United Methodist Church

Galilee

a United Methodist Congregation


John 10:10

I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.

PRAYER O God, we humbly give you thanks as we stand in the loving tradition of faithful Christians in a congregation that has shared your love and word with this community and the world. We thank you for the times you have challenged our faith as we have taken step after step of growth and expansion so as to serve you and others more effectively. Now you are challenging us once again to grow in faith, as you have called us as Galileans again to grow in order to better serve. We thank you for your invitation to be a part of this expanding ministry. Open our hearts ever wider to the joy of serving and loving others in your name. Expand our vision to see your ever-growing kingdom on earth, and accept our deep praise and thanksgiving for the privilege of participating in bringing your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Accept our heartfelt prayer in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, who sent His followers into the world to make disciples of all people. AMEN


Connect, worship, grow LETTERS TO OUR CONGREGATION


BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, Since the early 1960’s, our church has marked its presence here in the very heart of our community. We started as such a small group, but our faith was large. We knew then that God had plans for us and that if we were faithful, those plans would propel us into the future. Since that time, our area has grown from a comfortable little community to a vibrant county. Our church has grown along with our community. The opportunities for ministry and mission have increased one hundred fold. We have sought to provide the best of both for those to whom we feel God has directed us. We have become a recognizable landmark and a beacon of faithful service right where we

are. We would be no other place than where God has planted us. The time has come for us to consider the next chapter in our life as a community of faith. How will we speak the name of Jesus to a world that has so many other voices clamoring for its attention? How will we meet the needs of our own members and the demands of a changing community? How will we remain a strong church committed to those who are hopeless, hungry and homeless? A vision of what we might become is briefly presented in the following pages. Please take a few moments to review the information gathered by many of our committed Galileans, who like you

believe that God has promised us a future. Our desire is to have you join us in increasing our capacity to impact our congregation, community, and the world in response to God’s continuing call to pursue his vision. We earnestly believe that it’s a matter of stepping out in faith… Your Fellow Co-Worker in Christ’s Service,

M. Wayne Snead Senior Pastor

TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR CHURCH FAMILY, I am deeply honored to have been asked to serve as Chairman of our church’s Vision Campaign. I am equally excited to be part of a movement that is going to dramatically expand our ministry opportunities both locally and throughout the world. Galilee UMC has always been a church with a vision. God, through this Campaign, is clearly challenging each of us to reach beyond our normal comfort zones and to step forward in faith to meet the needs, not only of our existing congregation, but also of the generations to come. As each of you considers your participation in this Campaign, I encourage you to turn to God in prayer. I think you will be amazed as He shows

you and your family the way to becoming “joyful” givers who have been inspired to go far beyond what you ever thought was possible. We thank you in advance for your commitment. Whatever decision you and God reach together – it will be the right one. In His service,

Tom Dula Campaign Chair


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5 Year Vision The Opportunity to Build Again

Just like in 1960, 1995, and 2003 when the congregation joined together to build our current facility, we have the opportunity to build once again. This time we will build on the foundation of effective ministry that will significantly impact our community as well as expand our reach throughout the world.

The Holy Spirit Guides Us

The main force driving this work is the Holy Spirit. We are feeling called to envision what we can accomplish if we use the resources we already have to the fullest, and take the next step to overcome the financial limitations we knew we would assume when we built our current facility.

How We Developed Our Vision

For the past 18 months, our pastors, staff, leadership team, and the majority of the congregation have provided discernment to develop a new vision and road map for us over the next 5 years. This started with the feedback we received from the “Reveal� surveys taken a little over a year ago, and has culminated into a tangible, actionable strategic plan.


SERVE REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Provide multiple opportunities, with clear direction, on how I can serve others—emphasis on local service. Provide strong programs for children within the church and community. VISION While following our commitment to justice, peace and the respect for the dignity of all people, we will provide meaningful service activities and programs that will intentionally impart spiritual formation for the volunteers.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Help congregants at GUMC understand and purposefully use their spiritual gifts on a regular basis to serve Christ. 2. Eliminate child hunger in Loudoun County by partnering with community and faith-based groups. 3. Purposefully maximize the use of the church’s physical facilities to enhance serve activities. 4. Lead 5-7 local, national, or international mission trips annually.

Spiritual Formation REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Create a clear pathway to grow spiritually and encourage me to take responsibility for my own growth.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Create a “GUMC University” that provides individual, group, and virtual spiritual formation and Bible training activities.

Provide opportunities for me to learn and grow with others.

2. Implement a church wide system that can assist people in tracking their spiritual walk.

VISION Provide scripturally based spiritual formation that is provocative and relevant in order to inspire people to shape and live their lives for Christ.

Connection Ministry REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Help me to understand how I can encourage others to come to Galilee. Create a sense of belonging within the church. VISION Encourage and nurture relationships between all congregants and build a more welcoming and closer church family.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Hold 2-3 summer camps for children and youth. 2. Create multiple expressions of neighborhood-based ministry such as back-yard VBS and family Bible camps. 3. Create intentional outreach and connectional ministry to people in various life stages including singles, widows, seniors, and college age students.


Worship REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Relevant, meaningful and compelling worship experiences.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Introduce an additional style of worship service/experience.

Empowers and assists me in my development of a personal relationship with Christ.

2. Create a website that offers a variety of interactive spiritual formation opportunities for our congregation and people outside of our congregation.

Help me understand how to read, reflect, and respond to scripture. VISION Provide inspiring, engaging, meaningful, and relevant worship that motivates people to desire a deeper relationship with Christ.

3. Hold special congregation-wide worship experiences 2-3 times per year that encourage people to get to know each other better while gaining a greater understanding of what it means to be a Christian. 4. Develope additional children, youth, and adult music ministries.


Congregational Care REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Help me during time of stress and need.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Create a parish nurse program.

Provide deeper support systems for the needs of the congregation.

2. Create a ministry responsive to the needs of families with children who have developmental challenges.

VISION Strive to be known as a community of compassion and care by offering support for those who experience pain and joy in their lives.

3. Partner with licensed counselors who provide professional counseling services on site.

Stewardship REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Church leaders should model how to grow. Help me understand what the Bible says about Stewardship. VISION Create a spiritually healthy attitude and understanding of Christian stewardship in order to grow closer to Christ and fulfill our collective mission.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Offer classes to our congregation and community, on estate planning, tax preparation, financial planning— all based on Christian principles. 2. Create educational events such as seminars and webinars that focus on leadership development and Christian worldview.

Ministry Development REVEAL SURVEY RESULTS Understand the needs of the community and direct church resources towards meeting those needs.

INITIATIVES (3-5 YEAR) 1. Create a new faith community inside/outside of Galilee.

VISION Ensure that all church ministries and functional structures seek the diversity of the community and accomplish their intended purposes while continuously discerning the intended direction of the Holy Spirit.

2. Create a ministry to college-age and young professionals. 3. Develop and staff after-school and summer outreach programs for children and youth to include disadvantaged and at-risk children.


Why We Need this Vision?


We are responding to what we as the congregation have asked for. The congregational Reveal survey laid out clear objectives for our leadership to discern regarding what the congregation felt they needed from their church to help them on their spiritual journey. Over an 18 month period our pastors, leadership team, staff, and many other lay members helped create a 5 year vision that prioritizes and brings focus to how we as a church can accomplish these objectives. During September and October of 2011, we held eleven different focus group meetings where we presented this vision and plan to the congregation. The purpose was to get further feedback, add new ideas, make any needed changes, and once again confirm that we were properly responding to the congregation’s needs and desires to live into our mission.

We must have an actionable plan in place that challenges us to be bold about living into our mission. Our mission is to “Build a Community of Deeply Committed Christians.” Since the opening of our new sanctuary in 1996 and the new education wing in 2004, we have more than doubled the size of our congregation. With that came increases in: Ministries, Missions, Worship opportunities, Community impact and more. However, in the past 5 years this growth in numbers has leveled off—that has changed since we have started living into this new vision 6 months ago.


How do we accomplish our Vision? In order to make our vision a reality, we need sacrificial resources above and beyond our normal operational giving. This will allow us to implement and sustain new ministries and programs. We are hopeful that 100% of the Galilee church family will step forward in faith together to support our plan over the next 5 years.


What is the implementation and sustainability plan for our vision, and how will additional resources help?

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We have already used what we have and reallocated significant resources to start living into this vision. Examples: • Hired a full time Director of Serve Ministries • Collaborated with Stop Hunger Now • Implemented and significantly grew the Back Pack Buddies program • Hired a new Director of Children’s Ministries • Hired a full timeDirector of Youth Ministries • Created a new position: Director of Connection and Congregation Care

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We will immediately be able to free up around $140,000 per year from the operating budget that is currently supporting the mortgage, and put these funds toward making this vision a reality.

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For the first five years of fulfilling the vision, we will dedicate at least $500,000 from the amount raised to implement this vision. This amount will be predicated on the total amount raised because we want to remain conservative in our approach and resist investing in anything that is not sustainable.

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In order to assure the sustainability of our vision over the long term, we will reduce our current mortgage obligation to a manageable level. What level of resources do we need in order to fulfill this bold vision? In order to implement and sustain a vision as bold as this, we would need to raise $4,300,000 over the next 5 years. • $500,000 to fund new ministries, programs, missions and outreach ($100,000 per year) • $3,800,000 toward our mortgage interest and principle payments • The mortgage balance depends on how quickly the funds come in.


Making our vision a Reality OUR GOAL is that 100% of our congregation will: -Welcome a visit and participate in some way. -Consider what a sacrificial gift means to you.

IN ORDER for us as a church to achieve this bold vision, we will all need to consider how we can: Make an up-front gift, but also pray about the level of sacrifice you may be willing to make over a 5-year period. The chart below shows what that looks like for different amounts and payment options. Make a sacrificial gift above and beyond our normal giving. We are asking that if you are able, continue to give at the same level for your operating budget, and add any 2012 increase you were planning on making to your campaign gift. Look into other giving options. Research what may be available to you from your assets such as real estate, trusts, life insurance, IRAs, securities, or others.

We are hopeful that you will prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift.


Remember to Pray for: -god's will for my life. -How god will use me to make this vision a reality. -What sacrificial gift we can make.

John 10:10

I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.


FACTS & figures Our total outstanding mortgage amount is $4,000,000. Our $4,000,000 mortgage paid over our 30 year loan will cost us $4,850,000 in interest for a total of $8,580,000. By paying off our $4,000,000 mortgage over the next 5 years we would save $4,550,000 in interest.

SCALE OF GIFTS WE UNDERSTAND that a sacrificial gift looks different to different people in our church family. Based on our goal to implement the entire 5 year vision, we have included a scale of gifts to show the level of giving needed for us to be successful.

GIFT AMOUNT $645,000 $430,000 $225,000 $150,000 $125,000 $100,000 $75,000 $50,000 $35,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000

number of gifts needed 1-3 1-3 2-6 2-6 2-6 3-9 5-15 5-15 7-21 10-30 10-30 15-45 25-75 26-79

sum $645,000 $430,000 $450,000 $300,000 $240,000 $300,000 $375,000 $250,000 $245,000 $250,000 $200,000 $225,000 $250,000 $130,000 $4,300,000


2011 Budget $1,404,535 i

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Children, Youth, & Adult Ministries $271,524

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Administration $219,463

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Worship $153,538

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Facility Management $151,103

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Apportionments $150,202

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Leisure World $144,946

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Mortgage $140,000

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Music $99,718

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Service/Missions $63,525

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10 payments $64,500 $43,000 $22,500 $15,000 $12,500 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $3,500 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500

annually

20 payments $32,250 $21,500 $11,250 $7,500 $6,250 $5,000 $3,750 $2,500 $1,750 $1,250 $1,000 $750 $500 $250

semi-annually

60 payments $10,750 $7,167 $3,750 $2,500 $2,083 $1,667 $1,250 $833 $583 $417 $333 $250 $167 $83

quarterly

260 payments $2,481 $1,654 $865 $577 $481 $385 $288 $192 $134 $96 $77 $58 $38 $19

monthly

GIFT AMOUNT $645,000 $430,000 $225,000 $150,000 $125,000 $100,000 $75,000 $50,000 $35,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000

weekly

GIVING OVER 5 YEARS 5 payments $129,000 $86,000 $45,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $7,000 $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000


“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything–all she had to live on.” Mark 12:43-44

WHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS The five year vision plan and initiatives: Jeff Kimmel, Galilee Executive Director 703-430-2203 Jeff.kimmel@galileeumc.org Campaign process & methods: Tom Dula, Campaign Chair 703-855-1301 Tdula0829@aol.com Spiritual, scriptural, and worship information: Pastor Wayne Snead 703-430-2203 Wayne.snead@galileeumc.org Financial advice: Your personal financial advisor. Church financial information: Kathy Butler, Galilee Business Manager 703-430-2203 Kathy.butler@galileeumc.org

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