Increases in total receipts, including mission support funds, plus a record year for contributions to the World Hunger Appeal, contributed to overall positive financial results for 2006 for the ELCA churchwide organization.
Christina Jackson-Skelton, ELCA treasurer, presented the results in her report to the Conference of Bishops meeting in Galveston, Texas, in March. “We really do have much to be thankful for,” she said, adding that the bishops’ leadership was a key factor for the results.
Total current operating revenue to the ELCA churchwide organization was $82,904,000 for 2006, an increase of $900,000 over 2005, she said. Expenses totaled $79,934,000, up $1.8 million from 2005.
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