In the last two weeks of February, I participated in crucial meetings for the advancement of our mission here in Southern California.
Our budget and finance committee met to review and approve the 2020 budget assumptions submitted by the office of the treasurer. After receiving the December 2019 financial report, we realized that even receiving 1.28% less in tithe than in 2018, we spent less than we budgeted for 2019. Despite this apparent loss, which in reality there was gain, this committee voted the new budget, which reflects a small increase in subsidies to schools and academies and a slight increase in employee remuneration for this year. We are still praising God for providing the financial resources we need to fulfill our mission in our conference territory.
As part of envisioning our future for SCC, every February, our conference leadership goes...