Bishop Breidenthal and the Diocesan Council have recently adopted the following statement to guide our diocese in discerning its mission priorities and direction;

VISION STATEMENT: A church turned inside out, to love and serve Jesus Christ in our communities in relevant ways, both new and traditional.

Please keep this statement in mind when drafting your responses to this application.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has lifted up the term “Jesus Movement” as a path forward for our General Convention.  We’re following Jesus into a loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth. As you move through the newly revised Budget Submission Application, please keep the Jesus Movement in mind. Think about how your ministry aligns with one or more of the three Jesus Movement priorities adopted by The General Convention. The priorities are Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation Care.

For a number of reasons, the annual Budget Submission and review process is on a much tighter time constraint this year. Please prepare and submit your budget as soon as you can so the Budget Committee can provide the best vetting of your budget as possible. A part of this application process includes a conversation with a Budget Committee member.  Your budget application is due on April 30, 2019.

The consolidated budget is funded primarily with mission share dollars. Other sources of funding come from the William Cooper Procter Fund and other restricted funds. All budget requests whether mission share funded, Procter funded or other funding will need to follow this process and submit a budget request form.

The Budget Request Questionnaire can be downloaded from the Budget Resources link below to assist you in the budgeting process. Please send your diocesan budget request to: The Diocese of Southern Ohio, ATTN: Budget Committee, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or email to the diocesan finance officer, David B. Robinson, at DRobinson@nullDiosohio.org.