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: $189,000/year ($15,805/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.
Salaries and Benefits: $120,000/year ($10,000/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 Colette 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 the gospel and missional growth as they are able to leverage 40+ hours a week for training, preparation, shepherding, and oversight.
Gatherings and Leadership Equipping: $22,200/year ($1,850/month)
This includes rent, supplies, and other costs associated with hosting weekly worship gatherings. 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.
Church Planting: $19,200/year ($1,600/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 overseas.
Resources & Trainings: $10, 800/year ($900/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 training’s around these topics and care for gospel communities with annual retreats, books, devotionals, Bibles, and helpful discipleship materials for free.
Administration: $7,200/year ($600/month)
This budget item is primarily used for basic administrative supplies and expenses such as subscriptions, insurance, supplies for staff, and office space funding.
Savings: $10,800/year ($900/month)
Bread&Wine believes in stewarding money well which includes having a savings account for not only emergencies but to invest in the future of this community. These investments may include a building purchase or the means to fund missions trip.
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.