Over the last several months, new and veteran leaders of our organization have taken a fresh look at the operations and finances of this ministry. Here’s what they see:
- With societal progress, grant dollars are becoming harder to come by.
- Expenses are tightly controlled and several staff members remain at 80% time and pay.
- Including continued cost saving measures, and returning the staff to 100% time and pay in April, as of March 10, we have a funding gap of $176,621 to close before the end of our fiscal year, June 30, 2014.
To close that gap, today we are launching the Gifts of Love Campaign! We invite you to join us.
ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church and congregations.
We provide a place of comfort and safety. We reach out to teach that Christ's message, the Gospel, is for everyone equally. We advocate for systemic change in policy and practice in church and society, working to alleviate not only the painful symptoms of oppression but also to eliminate its root causes.
The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. RIC recognizes Lutheran communities that publically welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender believers. The Reconciling in Christ roster of congregations, synods, college, seminaries and organizations now exceeds 500.
The complete Reconciling in Christ Roster now exceeds 450 settings, including congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other organizations.