A financial budget is more than a list of numbers and expenses, it is a vision document. A budget shows an organization’s values, priorities, and beliefs. Below is Bread&Wine’s annual (July-June) budget that is created, and overseen by the elders. The elders review this budget quarterly and any changes will be communicated to the church. This budget highlights the costs associated with different elements of our mission, purpose, and strategy. This page also offers a summary behind the why for each financial investment. 

Operating Budget: $185,400/year ($15,450/month)

Our operating budget is the bare-minimum, with our current expenses and commitments, to continue as we are being the church in the city of Portland and pursuing our hope and prayer of introducing Portland to Jesus while learning to follow Him ourselves.

77% of Budget

Salaries and Benefits: $144,000/year ($12,000/month)

We believe the best resource to invest in is people equipping the church for ministry. This what Bread&Wine pays to free Sharad and Brad to do the work of equipping our church in the gospel and mission. This figure includes salaries based on each family’s financial needs, cost of living in Portland, and fair compensation for their skillful labor. This number also includes the cost of health insurance, and payroll taxes. We view this as an investment in gospel and missional growth as they are able to leverage 40+ hours a week for training, preparation, shepherding, and oversight.

20% of Budget

Gatherings and Leadership Equipping: $36,000/year ($3,000/month)

This includes rent, supplies, and other costs associated with hosting weekly worship gatherings. It also includes the costs for rent and supplies for leadership trainings and equipping. Bread&Wine pays $1,264/month to rent the space at Warner Pacific College. This is a resource to gather and equip the church for scattered mission throughout the city in gospel communities. This number also includes costs associated with retreats, resources, and coaching to invest in leaders.

2% of Budget

Church Planting: $4,200/year ($350/month)

We support church planting efforts through two relational organizations: Acts29 and Soma. These two groups help assess, train, and support church planting teams throughout the US and oversees.

0.5% of Budget

Counseling: $1,200/year ($100/month)

Bread&Wine puts aside $100 a month to be stewarded by the elders for professional counseling of folks within our body when the need arises but an individual or gospel community cannot afford professional counseling.

Strategic Budget: $234,060/year ($19,505/month)

The strategic budget is where we would like to grow. The strategic budget highlights where we believe God is leading us to invest, the costs, and what increased generosity would look like for our church. Essentially, this is the budget to allow us to excel in our hopes and prayers for our church. The strategic budget includes all the expenses above plus an increases or creation of the expenses below.

Church Planting – $24,000/year ($2,000/month)

We believe the best way to care for the needs of our broken world is to see more church established and serving the global cities of the world. The best people equipped to care for the poor is a community of believers. The best ones able to be a voice for reconciliation are those in a community of faith reconciled to Christ. Therefore, we aspire to give of ourselves financially, temporally, and even lifestyle to see new churches started around the world. We would like to see an increase of $2,000 toward church planting that is given directly to a church planting team to see a new church started. This increase would make church planting 11% of our budget.

Unified Care for the City – $12,000/year ($1,000/month)

While relational and sacrificial giving to those in needs is part of the everyday life of followers of Jesus, we would like to create a budget for Bread&Wine’s collective and unified care for the city. This budget item to support the ways we bless and serve our city together. For example, this budget item could help support our collaborative service to children in our city who are at risk.

Resources&Trainings –  $16,660/year ($1,055/month)

We believe a primary aim of the church is to equip and release the church into the world. That the church ought to be a source of hope, peace, and love in our neighborhoods, place of work, and friendships. This budget item would allow us to give more resources and host more trainings around these topics and purposes: Theological Roundtables, Foster Care, Caring for the Poor, Story of God, Leading Gospel Communities, Work&Faith. This would further allow us to bless and care for gospel communities with an annual retreats and would allow Bread&Wine to give books, devotionals, Bibles, and helpful discipleship materials away for free.