The priorities that direct the spending at White River are broken into five "buckets.” We use this bucket analogy to demonstrate how the money flows thru the priorities. All funds that come to WRCC are essentially poured into the first bucket, and the overflow continues to fill the rest of the buckets as funds allow. Each week all the funds are poured into bucket one and the remaining buckets are all filled until the funds are depleted.
WRCC understands that people have a legitimate concern about what happens to money that is donated to churches. It is imperative to us that members are assured that their donations are used in a responsible and effective way.
The Annual Operating Budget is presented to the congregation in January. Each week a review of giving and resource needs occurs. Ministry leaders submit budget resource needs in writing and receive a "green light" to go or "red light" to HOLD, based on available funds.
A monthly review of our bank statements is performed by an external party in addition to an annual review of our financial statements by an independent CPA firm.