Donations to Living Stream COB
Thank you for supporting our ministries! Living Stream Church of the Brethren is a fellowship of the Pacific Northwest District of the Church of the Brethren, so all donations are tax-deductible… and greatly appreciated!
Online donations may be made with any credit card (just click the Donate button to be taken to the payment page). This is the easiest way to make an offering to this ministry, and you can even make a recurring donation this way!
You can also make a one-time gift to us through PayPal using the payment email of firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may send a check or direct a bill payments through the mail. Please direct checks, made out to Living Stream CoB, to:Living Stream Church of the Brethren
PO Box 5440
Wenatchee, WA 98807-5440
We welcome your financial support, large or small, alongside your prayers for our outreach in the online community. As a pioneering new way of being church, the support of visionaries who can dream along with us and journey with us as our vision takes shape are precious friends. Our organization is member-driven and financed, and so our growth depends on the people who donate their talent, time, and resources to our ministries. Every person we connect with makes us stronger and shapes who we are, and what we can accomplish together. Thank you for reaching out to us and helping us grow!
Where does the money go?
This being a new form of ministry, we embrace the educational element of our work. Living Stream is not unlike other congregations and church starts, but it is different in many ways, too. We embrace transparency, so that others know what it takes to make this ministry happen. We are a lean, nimble organization, with hopes of gaining the additional support so we can grow even stronger!
2018 MONTHLY BUDGET: $1,300 ($15,600/yr)
Worship and Leadership
Pastoral Stipends: $50/pastor per month = $250/mo *
Worship Service Honorariums: $150/week = $650/mo *
Conferences and Prof Growth: $100/mo *(often donated back)
Equipment and Supplies
Technical Services (web site, broadcasting): $50/mo
Equipment budget and updates: $75/mo
Nurture and Pastoral Care
Fellowship and pastoral care gatherings: $25/mo
Witness and Outreach
Church of the Brethren: $50/mo
Pacific Northwest District: $35/mo
BMC (SCN dues): $10/mo
Other Discretionary Outreach: $55/mo
Witness and Outreach Total: $150/mo
What might be do if we had a larger budget? Good Question!
Tech Support: With a larger budget, our pastors could use better equipment, making it easier for them, and allowing for higher-quality streaming services.
More Outreach: With a larger budget, we would designate more to help others near and far.
How about a Brethren Volunteer Service worker? We would love to call a BVS volunteer to strengthen our ministries. It would be such a fun service project for a young adult, too! This would cost $500-1000/month. We would love to expand our budget to include this expense, or we would welcome a generous donor who wanted to sponsor a year of BVS time, for roughly $10,000. (Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a BVSer for Living Stream!)
Each week, worship is possible because of the generous donation of many volunteers:
- 20+ hours – volunteer time (Incl. worship leaders and pastoral management time, tech operations, donor acknowledgement correspondence, social media networking, accounting support, advisory board planning, prayer team ministries)
- Pastors’ phone bill/pastoral calls – donated by pastors
- Original worship music – free use permitted by individual musicians
- Prayer ideas and other worship resources – donated by church members
- Various video and audio equipment – donated on an in-kind basis
Thanks for your support of this ministry!
All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated!