Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Financial Report for June 2015 and End of Fiscal Year 2014-15

The tables below indicate our financial situation as of the end of June 2015 and the 2014-15 fiscal year. Unrestricted general fund donations from churches and individuals during June totaled $47,099, which was $16,760 below the $63,859 budgeted for such income. (Note: Another $5,000 was given toward the goal of our end-of-fiscal-year appeal but was not received until July 1. It will be included in next month's report.) Expenses of $113,223 were $25,633 above the $87,590 budgeted for expenses. (This is due in part to the fact that there were three payroll dates in June, and only one in May owing to the fact that May 31st was a Sunday.) In addition, we received $812 toward our Capital Fund in June, and $1,095 was given for scholarships.

June was the last month of our 2014-15 fiscal year. The seminary ended the year with $1,041,460 in unrestricted contributions, which compares to the $759,374 given by individuals and churches last fiscal year for general operations, an increase of $282,086. The seminary was blessed to have several major donations and a sizable bequest during FY15, and to have scores of faithful contributors who gave small to large donations regularly through the year. We thank God for these saints and churches who recognize the vital necessity of a seminary such as GPTS standing as guardian of the historical Christian faith and Reformation confessions.

Expenses for the fiscal year totaled $1,039,104 compared to $1,082,203 during the previous fiscal year, a decrease of $43,099. The seminary is blessed with an administration, faculty, staff and studnet body committed to accomplishing much with a heart for frugality and stewardship.

GPTS Advancement Initiative Exceeds FY15 Goals

The Board of Trustees set a goal of raising $200,000 above the $766,308 budget for unrestricted general fund giving during fiscal year 2015. The multifaceted GPTS Advancement Initiative, created by the Development Office to reach that goal, resulted in gifts totaling $275,152 above budget, for a total of $1,041,460. We praise our Provident God and His responsive people who made this possible.


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Graph shows June
contributions vs. Budget 
(upper number)

 Donation Income (unrestricted)
 Other Income
 Total Income
 Net Income
Donation Income
Other Income
Total Income
Net Income

 Capital Campaign Goal
 Long-term Pledges Outstanding
 Total Received and Pledged
 Outstanding Obligations
 Monthly Interest Payment
 Remaining Mortgage


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Most of all, be fervent in prayer that God would provide all that is needed for us to do what He has called us to do in this ministry which the church so badly needs in these uncommon times.

Remember, gifts to GPTS are tax-deductible and may include cash, securities, property or a variety of planned giving instruments. (The tax deduction is reduced by the fair market value of any premium received in return for a donation.) See here for information about planning your last will and testament with the Kingdom of God in mind.

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