Questions on Budget & Finances
Q: WHAT ARE THE BUDGETS FOR THE FORUM?
A: MissionNext staff will prepare the Pre-Forum Budget and the actual Forum Budget. The Pre-Forum Budget will be developed with input from the local Leadership Team. The Pre-Forum budget is funded solely by the funds received from Sponsoring Churches. For more information on what the Pre-Forum Budget covers, please refer to Pg. 6 of the Preliminary Packet.
Q: IS THE LEADERSHIP TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMIZING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONFERENCE?
A: Itemized expense receipts will need to be turned in to the MissionNext Accounting Office for payment or reimbursement. For any expenditure greater than $50, fund availability needs to be verified with Paul Erdmann, COO (firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.584.5448) in our Arizona office, or with the National Forum Director before the purchase or commitment is made.
Q: HOW MUCH SHOULD BE BUDGETED FOR FOOD?
A: One of the responsibilities of the host church is to provide beverages and snacks throughout the day on Saturday as well as breakfast on Saturday (see Pg 18 of the Forum Development Guide). Previous local team members have requested and received donations from various donut shops and supermarkets in their local area. The cost for providing coffee/water throughout the forum and your choice of donuts, bagels, muffins and/or fruit for breakfast and whether or not you receive donations will determine the cost to the church.
The Saturday boxed lunch is paid from the Forum proceeds (MissionNext expense), but the local team lines this up with a limit of $8.50 per person for a boxed lunch and beverage.