First Christian Church
November 14th, 2021
Lawrence has been a member at First since 2015, & most of his family was even baptized here at First! He has been active in small groups, as well as with community outreach, Angels Acts of Kindness. Lawrence is married to Trish & together have 3 kids. He is looking forward to helping the congregation grow on an individual level.
Lawrence has been attending First Christian Church since 1995. He was baptized by Ric Huxford at First in July 1996. Lawrence has served as a youth group sponsor, children & adult bible class leader & has lead several other ministries. He has served as an Elder for First for over 10 years. He also served as the chair for Senior Pastor search committee which resulted in calling the Bryce family to First. When necessary, Lawrence handles the legal & media obligations of the church. He currently leads an in-home small group on Sunday evenings.
Lawrence is a shareholder with the law firm of Guebert Gentile & Piazza PC located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His law practice involves complex civil litigation, insurance, & probate. He has been married to Denae Junker (Mowry) for 21 years. They have two children, Cadence (15) & Carsten (8).
Our Finance Team, Staff, & Elders at First recommend an annual budget of $618,345. On a weekly basis, we need $11,891 to fund our ministry & operations fully.
In 2022, First will continue to Follow Jesus, with eagerness and purpose. We will focus on Worship, Family Ministries, Small Groups, Children, Youth, and Outreach (which includes both local and international efforts), as well continuing to care for our current facilities. Through these areas, First will concentrate our efforts to have the biggest impact for His Kingdom. We have a wonderful staff, and we continue to explore new and creative ways to share the Gospel. The above budget provides our ministry teams the ability to reach, teach, and impact our community. We celebrate what God is doing at First and welcome your active prayer and participation.
In preparing our annual budget, we take into account our current giving – the monies we receive from your tithes and offerings. For fiscal year 2021 (January 2021 – December 2021) we project our giving to be $567,000 (we estimate giving from the time we create the budget to end of the current fiscal year). This number is only general fund offerings and does not include the additional funds assigned to designated areas. We believe this provides a good indicator of our giving capacity and potential.
Your financial generosity in 2021 honors God! We invite you to grow in your giving to increase the impact on Albuquerque & His Kingdom for years to come. Let’s Follow Jesus into the new year!
2020 2021 2022
Compensation & Benefits 328,000 347,400 351,328
Operations 60,200 68,510 70,774
Utilities 28,600 28,620 30,180
Debt service 34,200 34,200 34,200
Total Operations Budget 451,000 478,730 486,482
Administrative/Finance 800 * *
Camp 6,000 6,000 6,500
Family Ministry 3,000 3,000 3,000
Children 12,900 11,700 12,045
Teen 6,500 6,500 10,200 **
Missions 41,600 43,300 44,996
Neighborhood Connections 10,300 11,300 11,697
Worship 9,300 9,900 9,375
Facilities 19,000 11,400 31,050
Benevolence 3,000 3,000 3,000
Total Ministries Budgets 112,400 106,100 131,863
Total Proposed Budget for 2020 563,400 584,830 618,345
Estimated Weekly Giving 10,835 11,247 11,891
*Now Included In Operations
** Includes transportation for CIY, Camp, etc.
Voting takes place in person, November 14th
at 10:00am at First Christian Church ABQ
in the Family Center - Breakfast to follow.