Your Gift is an Investment in Transforming Lives
As Christians, we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing these gifts for Kingdom work. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate our love for God and our neighbors. Each year, we ask our members to commit to their tithes and offerings for the coming year in support of our church's ministry and mission.
While the church does not specify how much an individual should give, we hope each person will commit a percentage of their income, increasing this gift as life allows. Your generosity determines what we can plan for and what we can do in the coming year. Annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and teens, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips, community service, and building and operational needs.
For more than 200 years, Milford First has had a physical presence in the community.
Here's what it takes to keep our building up and running each and every day.
Annual Church Operating Expenses
Church Utilities: $46,990.03
Maintenance & Repairs: $86,558.47
Other Miscellaneous Expenses: $265.00
Property & Liability Insurance: $16,423.29
Total Annual Operating Cost: $150,848.28
*Totals reflect 2021 operating expenses
Before Ministry Can Happen:
The Cost of Keeping Our Doors Open
Church staff serve to facilitate, jump start, encourage and equip others for ministry. Here's a look at how your gifts support the time, talents and gifts of those individuals and their families.
Milford First Payroll Expenses
4 full-time staff members
8 part-time staff members
Total Annual Payroll: $238,767.87
*Totals reflect 2021 payroll expenses
When Ministry Happens:
The Cost for Ministry at Milford First
When you give to Milford First, you’re making a commitment to support our ministry in Milford and around the world.
Milford First’s annual ministry expenses go toward children, youth and family ministries,
worship and music, missions, community outreach, and more!
Annual Ministry Expenses
Children & Family Ministry: $3,217.07
Youth Ministry: $874.91
Worship & Music: $6,722.84
WAVE Community Dinner: $3,996.10
Stephen Ministry: $754.49
Other Programs: $1,630.79
Connectional Ministries: $49,887.53
Total Annual Ministry Cost: $91,921.20
*Totals reflect 2021 ministry expenses