General Convention passes budget with money for evangelism, racial reconciliation

Evangelism decision comes as amendment from deputies

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The General Convention adopted the 2016-2018 triennial budget July 2 after agreeing to add $2.8 million for evangelism work. While the addition passed with relatively little debate in the House of Deputies, it faced some opposition in the House of Bishops. The 2016-2018 triennial budget is based on […]

Barnes to continue service as treasurer of General Convention

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Kurt Barnes will remain the treasurer of the General Convention after the House of Bishops voted to re-elect him on June 30. A day earlier, the House of Deputies narrowly elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover, the only other nominee running against Barnes. Glover received 414 votes […]

‘Put Jesus up front,’ presiding bishop-elect urges budget committee

Michael Curry asks group to help church ‘engage evangelism seriously’

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] As the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) nears its July 1 budget deadline, Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry on June 29 asked the members to craft a plan to help the church “put Jesus up front,” share the good news and makes disciples. “I talk of […]

Funding requests exceed $120 million triennial budget

Program, Budget and Finance looking at revenue, spending to develop proposal

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Members of The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) heard a strong call June 26 for reducing the amount of money it asks from dioceses and regional mission areas, knowing that they face an approximately $12 million gap between the funding already included in […]

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society reports $2.4 million annual surplus

Executive Council celebrates Missionary Society budget management, leadership of Sauls and Barnes

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] Responding to financial reports by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society leadership showing yearly income exceeding expenses (or “surplus”) of nearly $2.4 million, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, during its March 19-21 meeting here, adopted a resolution celebrating the financial stewardship of the society’s staff and management. […]

Program, Budget, and Finance Committee seeks input on draft budget

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance is seeking comments and input on the draft budget that will be presented to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The Joint Nominating Committee for Program, Budget, and Finance received Executive Council’s draft budget […]

Program, Budget and Finance prepares to listen to the church

Budget committee is ‘in a receptive mode’ as it turns towards convention

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) left its three day meeting here ready to listen to the church’s opinions about which work ought to be done on a church-wide level in the next three years and how to pay for that work. That […]

Episcopal Church proposed budget available for review

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The proposed budget for The Episcopal Church in the 2016-2018 triennium is available for viewing here. The document was approved by The Episcopal Church Executive Council at its January meeting. The proposed budget is now submitted to the General Convention through the Joint Standing Committee on Program, […]

Council proposes draft budget with reduced churchwide asking

New committee will review diocesan compliance with assessment

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Jan. 11 approved a draft budget for the 2016-2018 triennium that is based on reducing the amount of money asked of dioceses to 15 percent by the last year of the triennium. In a related move, council agreed to establish a Diocesan Assessment […]

Input invited for 2016-2018 triennium preliminary draft budget

ENS Editor’s Note: The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) began its preliminary work on the draft 2016-2018 triennium budget when it met Oct. 27-29 in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. ENS coverage of that meeting is available here. That proposed draft budget had been finalized in the days prior to the […]