Where does Adobe get its money?
Our support comes from people who tithe (giving 10% of what they earn back to God) and from free-will offerings of attendees and supporters. It is normal for anyone that calls Adobe “home” to support the church with their 3 T’s (time, talent and treasure) – in this case their treasure (finances). We do not have a few individuals who fund everything. We are an independent church – responsible to resource our own mission.
What kinds of accounting standards are in place?
Our financial stewards (overseers) are our church board. Financial statements are reviewed monthly by this team, are shared with all church members annually, and are available to those members whenever they would like a copy. We also take the utmost care in our financial systems including having multiple signers on checks and practicing safe and accountable financial handling procedures.
Why does Adobe give things away?
We are a church and therefore we invest in people wherever and whenever we can. We generously support our Global Partners and invest deeply into the needs of our community. Sometimes we even give away food, coffee, Bibles, books and other gifts. We follow the lead of our generous God who teaches us to give.
What happens to any excess funds?
There is not a lot of leftover money and sometimes there is none. But what is leftover goes toward ministry expenses for the following year. We are not a business and therefore do not “post profits”. All of our funds go to serving our community and church family.